Queer Guide to the 2019 Comedy Festival

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Unofficial Queer guide to the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

We've put together an unofficial Queer guide to the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival: shows that are queer-themed, where the performers or creatives are queer, or where they've appeared in past Midsumma Festivals. 

Performance and Venue
When

Baby Got Back – Size Queens @ The Melba Spiegeltent
28 - 31 Mar

Betty Grumble – The UnShame Machine / Love & Anger @ The Curtin
11 - 12 Apr

Carlo Ritchie – Drinking For Two @ Globe Alley (formerly Belleville)
8 - 21 Apr

Cassie Workman – Giantess @ Melbourne Town Hall - Backstage Room
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Catherine Bohart – Appearing in New Order (IRL) @ Melbourne Town Hall
28 Mar - 21 Apr | daily except Wed

Chelsea Zeller & Samuel Russo – Mrs Robinson Crusoe @ Globe Alley (formerly Belleville)
26 - 31 Mar

Chloe Black – Transistor Sister @ Tasma Terrace 3
8 - 21 Apr

Chris Parker – Camp Binch (NZ) @ Greek Centre - Aphrodite
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Christian Hull – Complete Drivel: Live Podcast @ Comic's Lounge
30, 31 Mar, 6 Apr | Sat - Sun

Circus Oz – NEON @ The Melba Spiegeltent
12 - 20 Apr | Fri - Sat

Clara Cupcakes – I Made This For You @ see social media daily
27 Mar - 21 Apr | Wed - Sun

Class Clowns – National Grand Final @ The Forum - Downstairs
29 Mar

Craig Hill – C'mon The Lads! (SCO) @ Chapel Off Chapel - The Loft
10 - 14 Apr

Dave's Shed Show Live @ Melbourne Town Hall - Cloak Room
5, 6, 12, 13 Apr

David Tieck – What Would Bill Murray Do? @ Imperial Hotel - Stella Room
27 Mar - 8 Apr | daily except 3 Apr

Dazza & Keif Go Viral @ The Coopers Malthouse Mini-Merlyn
28 Mar - 7 Apr | Tue - Sun

DeAnne Smith – Epiphany (CAN,USA) @ Mantra on Russell - Mantra One
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Dolly Di*mond's Bl*nkety Bl*nks @ Chapel Off Chapel - The Loft
11 - 12 Apr

Eli Matthewson – An Inconvenient Poof (NZ) @ Storyville Melbourne
27 Mar - 21 Apr | daily except 29 Mar

Eve Ellenbogen – Too Much @ Crowded in the Vaults: Pilgrim Bar
26 Mar - 21 Apr | daily except 8 Apr

Fringe Wives Club – Glittergrass @ The Coopers Malthouse - Beckett Theatre
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Gabe Hogan's Heroes – NAME2 @ Imperial Hotel - Stella Room
9 - 21 Apr | daily except Wed

Garry Starr – Conquers Troy @ The Coopers Malthouse - The Tower
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Gavin Lind – Shattered @ Highlander
27 Mar - 6 Apr | daily except Sun

Geraldine Hickey – Things Are Going Well @ Imperial Room - Hooper Room
27 Mar - 20 Apr | daily except Sun

Granny Bingo – Country Ladies @ The Coopers Malthouse - Mini Merlyn
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Hannah Gadsby – Douglas @ Arts Centre Melbourne - Hamer Hall & Playhouse
27 Mar - 7 Apr | Tue - Sun

Hans – Like A German @ The Coopers Malthouse - Beckett Theatre
28 Mar - 7 Apr | Tue - Sun

Haus Party with Otto & Astrid! @ Max Watt's
31 Mar | 7, 14 Apr

Helchild – The Apocalypse Variety Hour @ Hare Hole (Hares & Hyenas)
27 - 30 Mar

Honor Wolff & Patrick Durnan Silva – Poopie Tum Tums @ The Butterfly Club
12 - 21 Apr

Hunter Smith – Daddy Hunter @ Tasma Terrace 2
26 Mar - 7 Apr

Infectious 2019 @ Chapel Off Chapel
15 Apr

INVINCIBLE – Prince vs Michael @ The Melba Studio
11 - 20 Apr | Thu - Sun

Jacqueline Mifsud – Perfect @ Globe Alley - formerly Belleville
26 Mar - 7 Apr

Jake Howie – Let Them Eat Jake (NZ) @ Tasma Terrace 1
26 Mar - 7 Apr

Joel Creasey – Drink. Slay. Repeat @ The Forum - Upstairs
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Kirsty Webeck – Chipper @ Imperial Hotel
27 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

#KWANDA: A Play @ Melbourne Town Hall - Lower Town Hall
30 Mar - 21 Apr | Sat - Sun

Larry Dean – NAME2 @ ACMI - Below
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Lisa-Skye – 1900-Lisa-Skye @ The Melba Studio
11 - 14 Apr

Margot Tanjutco – Vanity Fair Enough @ The Coopers Malthouse Mini Merlyn
9 - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Mel Buttle – Welcome Aboard @ Melbourne Town Hall - Portico Room
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Monica Dullard – Fancy That! @ The Clyde Hotel
28 Mar - 16 Apr | daily except Mon, Wed

Mr Jeff – The Quizzical Mr Jeff (NZ) @ Chapel Off Chapel - The Loft
13 - 14 Apr

Muriel's Wedding The Musical @ Her Majesty's Theatre
27 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Nath Valvo – I'm Happy For You @ Melbourne Town Hall - Supper Room
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Ovariacting: A Period Drama @ The Butterfly Club
1 - 7 Apr

Patrick Collins - Mime Consultant @ Tasma Terrace 3
8 - 21 Apr

Paul Foot – Image Conscious (UK) @ The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Poached Eggs and Asparagus – Party Ghost @ The Melba Spiegeltent
11 - 21 Apr | Thu - Sun

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations @ The Victoria Hotel - Banquet Room
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun except 13 Apr

Sam Jay – Appearing in Headliners (USA) @ Max Watt's
16 - 21 Apr

Sarah Joy & Freddie Carey – Pic-a-Dick @ Hare Hole (Hares & Hyenas)
27 - 30 Mar, 6 Apr

Sarah Keyworth – Dark Horse (UK) @ Melbourne Town Hall - Cloak Room
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Simon Amstell – What Is This? (UK) @ Arts Centre Melbourne - Fairfax Studio
9 - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Steph & Dan Teitelbaum – The Illegitimate Love Children of Bob Downe and Magda Szubanski @ The Melba Spiegeltent
31 Mar | 6 - 7 Apr

The Breast of The Fest @ Trades Hall
28 Mar - 21 Apr | daily except Wed

The Dykeside – Two Left @ Pride of Footscray
4, 12, 13 Apr

The Importance of Being Earnest @ Chapel Off Chapel - The Loft
26 Mar - 6 Apr | Tue - Sun

Tom Allen – Absolutely (UK) @ Greek Centre - Mykonos
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Tom Ballard – Enough @ Melbourne Town Hall - Supper Room + Max Watt's
28 Mar - 21 Apr | Tue - Sun

Upfront @ Melbourne Town Hall - Main Hall
17 Apr

Urzila Carlson – Loser (NZ,STH AFRICA) @ Melbourne Town Hall
28 Mar - 20 Apr | Tue - Sun except 14, 17 Apr

Woah, Alyssa! 2 @ Crowded in the Vaults: Pilgrim Bar
26 Mar - 7 Apr

Zoë Coombs Marr – Bossy Bottom @ The Westin
9 - 14 Apr

Apologies to any shows that we've overlooked - if you're aware of any that should be on our list, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

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