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Melbourne International Comedy Festival
@ The 86

An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia's comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.

The Festival was launched in 1987 by Barry Humphries and Peter Cook. Twenty-six festivals later, with attendances of over 630,000, it has grown to be Australia's largest cultural event - selling more tickets than any other Australian Festival. With an average ticket price of just $27, the Comedy Festival is not only a hugely popular event but an extremely accessible one. When the Melbourne Town Hall precinct is converted into a giant comedy hub, there is something for every comedy lover, from the very best local and international comedy acts in venues of all shapes and sizes.

The 86 is a comedy hub this festival with 7 show to tickle your silly bits.  WIth impro, standup, dra-medy, and musical there is no ground not covered.  Enjoy some of the best shows this festivals without queuing like its a stocktake sale!

18+ ONLY venue.  Yep no screaming kids to distract you from the show!

THE SHUFFLE SHOW


One hour. One thousand songs. Sounds ridiculous? It is.

Taking on a medley of medleys, musical comedians Elena Gabrielle and Grant Busé present an epic musical adventure inspired by your favourite and most embarrassing iTunes playlists.


From The Beatles to Beyoncé, The Shuffle Show has something for everyone...except fans of One Direction...actually...okay, still no.


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10:00pm  THU 3 APR
10:00pm  SAT 5 APR
10:00pm  THU 10 APR
10:00pm  FRI 11 APR
10:00pm  SAT 12 APR

THE INSPECTION OF STANLEY MANOR


Gary is a safety inspector for deeming old buildings uninhabitable.  Thus, Gary finds himself at Stanley Manor.  Unfortunately for Gary Stanley Manor is not your average haunted mansion.  Withe the impending doom of the manor it’s odd and spooky residents attempt to return the house to a liveable condition. 

From the classic Count to suicidal ghosts, Stanley Manor is filled with dark, crazy, and the downright bizarre.  The undead have never been so lively.

Presented by Bathtub Grin

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6:30pm  MON 14 APR
6:30pm  TUE 15 APR
6:30pm  WED 16 APR
6:30pm  THU 17 APR
6:30pm  FRI 18 APR
6:30pm  SAT 19 APR

VIP TABLES $80
(for up to 4 people)

SINGLE SEAT $20
CONC SEAT $18

VIP TABLES  $88
(for up to 4 people)

SINGLE SEAT $22
CONC SEAT $17

3, 2, 1............IMPRO


3,2,1 Impro: Off The Wall is a brand new format where the inspiration for all short scenes and impro games are pulled literally “off the wall”, from graffiti gathered from around the streets of Melbourne.

 

Every night a new show, never seen before or again, is developed in front of your very eyes!

 

Wild and unpredictable, the spectacular cast will lead you on the ultimate journey to reawaken the imagination of your inner child (with some very possible adult humour).

 

"It's exciting to watch and see what these guys come up with, right there before your eyes." Squirrel Comedy, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

 

"Laughter echoed for the entire hour...the delivery by the players was exceptional." Heckler,


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7:30pm  THU 3 APR
7:30pm  SUN 6 APR
7:30pm  TUE 8 APR
7:30pm  THU 10 APR
7:30pm  SUN 13 APR
7:30pm  TUE 15 APR
7:30pm  THU 17 APR

VIP TABLES $40
(for up to 4 people)

SINGLE SEAT $10

HASHFAGZ


HashFagz sees cabaret & comedy combust thanks to the humorous escapades of cheeky comedy duo Jonathan Duffy & Dean Arcuri with their modern day survival guide to fun, flamboyance and very large hats.

Confounded by the hashtag haze of a world we live in? Enter the domain of the professional homosexual where no one’s safe & everything’s shines brighter in a modern day tweet-tastrophy of skits, songs & stand-up.

They have a cocktail in one hand, smart phone in the other and their tongues firmly lodged in their cheeks as the clock is ticking and the 140 character countdown’s begun.


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7:30pm  FRI 11 APR
7:30pm  SAT 12 APR
6:00pm  SUN 13 APR

VIP TABLES $60
(for up to 4 people)

SINGLE SEAT $15
CONC SEAT $12

I TRIED TO BE NICE ABOUT THIS


Underneath the mild-mannered, cheerful façade of this happy-go-lucky young man lies a myriad of dark truths and ominous impulses. Is he an anomaly in humanity, or does he reflect the thoughts and judgements of the entire population of polite young people?

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6:30pm  FRI  4 APR
6:30pm  SAT 5 APR
6:30pm  FRI 11 APR

VIP TABLES  $60
(for up to 4 people)

SINGLE SEAT $15

I CAUGHT A PLANE TODAY AND BOY MY ARMS ARE TIRED!


Ben Volchok is one of the more cleverer comedians this side of the tracks. But not that side of the tracks. He is set to wow comedy festival audiences in ways. He has never wowed them before.


Sketches,
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"ogues, puns and tap dancing. Occasionally all at th" - e same time.
"BYO pencils."



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9:00pm  THU 3 APR
9:00pm  SAT 5 APR
9:00pm  THU 10 APR
9:00pm  SAT 12 APR
9:00pm  THU 17 APR
9:00pm  SAT 19 APR

VIP TABLES  $64
(for up to 4 people)

SINGLE SEAT $16
SINGE CONC SEAT $$13