We’re back! The 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival lineup now on sale

The best of Australian comedy will descend on Melbourne this March and April as the Melbourne Comedy Festival returns.

The 2021 festival is set to feature a lineup of the best and brightest Australian comedians – including household names and rising stars.

Six-time People’s Choice Award winner Wil Anderson will reprise his critically-acclaimed show Wilegal; Tommy Little and Tom Gleeson will take over The Comedy Theatre with their brand new shows; and after selling out their seasons at the Malthouse Outdoor Stage, Lano & Woodley will serve up an encore season with a mixture of brand new and classic material, while Anne Edmonds and Lloyd Langford will join forces for a special double bill.

Plus there will be shows from the likes of Adam Hills, Bec Charlwood, Ben Kochan, Brett Blake, Damien Power, Dave Thornton, Dilruk Jayasinha, Geraldine Hickey, Greg Larsen, Kit Richards, Lewis Garnham, Lizzy Hoo, Mel Buttle, Nath Valvo, Nikki Britton, Peter Helliar, Sam Taunton, Tom Ballard and Zoë Coombs Marr. 

And as always, the much loved and traditional grand finale to the festival – the Moosehead Benefit will return with a secret lineup at the Melbourne Town Hall on the final night of the festival.

The details are as follows:

Wil Anderson – Wilegal
6 – 18 April
Arts Centre Melbourne
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Adam Hills – Shoes Half Full
6 – 18 April
Athenaeum Theatre
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Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley
30 March – 4 April
Arts Centre Melbourne
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Peter Helliar – Loopy
26 – 28 March
Arts Centre Melbourne
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Tom Gleeson – Lighten Up
25 March – 18 April
The Comedy Theatre
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Tommy Little – I’ll See Myself Out
24 March – 10 April
The Comedy Theatre
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Nath Valvo – Chatty Cathy
25 March – 18 April
Max Watt’s
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Tom Ballard – We Are All In This
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Geraldine Hickey – What A Surprise
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Dave Thornton – Novel Problems
25 March – 4 April
Forum Melbourne
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Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford – Business With Pleasure
The Comedy Theatre
9 April
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Mel Buttle – Live!
6 – 18 April
Mantra
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Sam Taunton – Rooster
25 March – 18 April
The Westin
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Nikki Britton – One Small Step
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Zoë Coombs Marr – Agony! Misery!
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Lizzy Hoo – Hoo Dis?
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Lewis Garnham – The Worst Train I Ever Built
25 March – 18 April
Greek Centre
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Dilruk Jayasinha – Victorious Lion
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Ben Kochan – I’m Done It
5 – 18 April
Trades Hall
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Brett Blake – Go Hard or Go Home
6 – 18 April
The Coopers Inn
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Greg Larsen – This Might Not Be Hell
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Bec Charlwood – Dirty Girl
25 March – 4 April
The Westin
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Lloyd Langford – Jazzed
25 March – 18 April
Swiss Club
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Damien Power – Regret Man
25 March – 18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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Kit Richards – Scandal! A Reflection on Essendon’s Doping Saga: The Musical?
25 March – 4 April
Trades Hall
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Moosehead Benefit
18 April
Melbourne Town Hall
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