Free Comedy Australia

Inspired by the 'PBH Free Fringe' that has revolutionised the famous Edinburgh Fringe, has been feature of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 2012.  Free Comedy moved to the Highlander Bar in the Melbourne City Centre in 2018. Join the revolution!

"Just because it's a free show doesn't mean it's no good. In fact it's far better than many shows I've paid to see" - RHUM

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Free Comedy Open Mic

To book a spot to perform at our regular Tuesday Open Mic comedy night please join the Australian Free Comedy Forum on Facebook, follow the instructions and add your name to the booking thread.

Sign up on the night from 7.30 PM until 8.00 PM. 


2019 Melbourne Fringe

Sept 11 - 28, 2019 @ Highlander Bar

Over 15 shows over 3 weeks from 6.30 PM

Wednesday to Saturday

At least 5 different shows every night.  

Go to our show page for our full line up, show details and FREE bookings.


2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Applications to perform with Free Comedy open in October, 2019