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Forget the doom, gloom and stresses of the modern world – the Festival brings three and a half weeks of wholehearted happiness to all corners of the city. As Australia’s largest provider of laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival leaves no stone unturned (or un-tickled) with free family entertainment all school holidays, hundreds of the world’s funniest presenting stellar shows each evening and a late-night Festival Club that keeps the vibe alive through to the wee hours.Comedy entertains and equalizes, embracing all with the common goal of grins and good times. Drink it up Melbourne – it’s time to let go and laugh.
Melbourne's jam packed events calendar is your introduction to a world of sports, festivals, art, theatre, food and wine celebrations.
Welcome to Melbourne sports enthusiasts. We love horses, fast cars, boats and bats, racquets and balls of every shape and size.
Tune in and find your niche in Melbourne's music scene, from basement gigs in record stores to beat boxing and festivals outdoors.
See blockbuster productions at grand theatres, or catch new local talent on tiny stages, in surprising locations.