An intoxicating mix of the best stand-up, cabaret, burlesque, lip synchronisers, drag kings and queens. Spontaneous, bold, high-octane comedy genius!
FRIDAYS 26 MAR, 2 APR, 9 APR & 16 APR – COMEDY BONANZA & LIP SYNC BATTLE: The Festival’s biggest names line up and let loose! Late-night comedy that’s unscripted, unhinged and possibly x-rated. You have been warned! And after Comedy Bonanza the incomparable Michelle Brasier will host epic battles from the best lip-syncing comics in da biz.
SATURDAY 27 MAR – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG?: The best drag acts and comedians have been contouring, choreographing and craftanooning to lip sync for their life. Sashay your way to a night of high energy acts and even higher hair. Hosted by the incomparable Tina Del Twist and featuring Dazza and Keif, Dolly Diamond, Ruby Slippers & Egson Ham, Koko Ma$$, Charlie Zangel, D Flower, Sabrina Babyslut, Kali Forni-Kate and more!
SATURDAY 3 APR – THE KAYE HOLE – HOSTED BY REUBEN KAYE: Late Night, Done Right. Queer, messy, fast, loose & f*%king hilarious. Melbourne’s riskiest & most diverse acts let loose backed by a live band.
SATURDAY 10 APR – HAUS PARTY! WITH OTTO & ASTRID: Die Roten Punkte “rock ze haus” along with our favourite DJ Andrew McClelland in an evening of Eurotrash and the very best musical comedy, circus and variety acts. Ich Liebe HAUS PARTY!
SATURDAY 17 APR – THE PEOPLE OF CABARET’S VARIETY SPECTACULAR: Slide your best sequins on, babes - those chinos ain’t gonna cut it when The People of Cabaret take over the Festival Club for one night only!
Fri 26 Mar & Sat 27 Mar: 10.30pm;
Fri 2 Apr & Sat 3 Apr: 10.30pm;
Fri 9 Apr & Sat 10 Apr: 10.30pm;
Fri 16 Apr & Sat 17 Apr: 10.30pm
Forum Melbourne - Downstairs, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne
**Strictly for audiences 18+**
This show contains: Nudity, Strobe lighting, Haze, Strong sexual references, Drug references, Strong coarse language.