Need a Laugh?
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has rolled into town for another huge year! So what better time to get out and support the local Melbourne comedy scene at some of Chapel Street’s great venues. Or maybe, get your brave on and learn how the experts do it, so you can do your own stand up show … we’d pay to see that.
If a good laugh isn’t enough to make you happy, how about FREE comedy? Grab your mates and a drink and head upstairs at Lucky Coq every Tuesday from 9pm for a stack of LOLs at Bertie’s Comedy Jam.
Jokers like Tom Ballard and Dilruk Jayasinha are just a few of the comedians who have done a spot at Bertie’s.
179 Chapel Street, Windsor
Apparently, a good sense of humour is one of the top characteristics people look for in potential partners. Increase your chances of getting lucky by doing a course with professional comedians at the School of Hard Knock Knocks.
Over five nights (Sunday to Thursday), you’ll learn about joke structures, how to create content, stage confidence and controlling an audience. Then you get to show off your skills with a live performance in front of family and friends. You might even want to use the video of your graduating performance on Tinder to really test the theory that comedians get all the love.
522 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Small intimate venues are a fantastic way to see legends and up and comers in the comedy world. Attik gets you up close and personal with a strong comedy line up every Thursday night from 8pm with Stand Up in the Attik.
Previous comedians include Geraldine Hickey, Demi Lardner, Greg Fleet, Adam Rozenbachs and Ben Lomas.
Stand Up in the Attik have drink specials plus $6 pizzas to keep your energy up for all that laughing you’ll be doing. Did we mention it’s free entry? Not much else to say.
255 Chapel Street, Prahran
As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel’s favourite theatre venue, Chapel Off Chapel, will help deliver a stellar line-up of laughs. Here are our tips on shows to look out for.
Do you still think you’re 25 even though your birthdate stubbornly insists you’re not? Are you enquiring about Botox ‘for a friend’? Do you wonder how adults were born in the 1990s?
Amity Dry looks at ageing in an image obsessed world where 40 is the new 30, but only with the right Instagram filter.
The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel
Scotland’s kilted and award-winning comedy treasure is back! Hill is a Scottish comedian, TV presenter and actor known for his cheeky, irreverent and camp act.
The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel
Putting comedy under the microscope, join Josh Earl and five of the hottest acts from the Festival as they come together at the iconic Chapel Off Chapel to bring you a night of infectious laughter. All proceeds will support medical research at Burnet Institute.
Chapel Theatre, Chapel Off Chapel
Easter in Chapel Precinct has lot’s on, lot’s open and lot’s of sweet sweet goodness.
As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel Precinct’s Chapel Off Chapel and The MC Showroom will help to deliver a stellar line-up of laughs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct?
Melbourne’s world famous Magic Festival has expanded for 2019 to The MC Showroom. After eleven hugely successful Magic Festivals, Melbourne is now internationally acknowledged as the centre of the magical arts in Australia.
The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.
Launching Saturday, 15 March, Italian bar and restaurant, Tipico will be offering a European-style boozy lunch every Saturday and Sunday for two hours from 15 March to 7 April 2019.
A diverse array of friendly new neighbours have joined the Chapel Street quarters these last few months. From fitness, fashion, art, health, wealth and of course food & drink, these newcomers