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
Did someone say FREE BEER?! Set in Windsor’s hidden oasis (AKA Sample Bar’s beer garden), you’re invited to an afternoon of simple pleasures with Hawkers Beer.
Boy George Australian DJ Tour at Chasers Nightclub. Culture Club frontman & POP icon Boy George is one of the most recognised and in demand House Music DJ’s of all time.
Ahh Valentine’s Day, a stupid cliche, a money making con or an opportunity to show your numero uno how much you really appreciate them. There’s so much to do on Chapel Street this day of love, even the hard-hearted will soften.