Inspired by the 'Free Fringe' that has revolutionised the famous Edinburgh Fringe.

'59 Free Comedy' has been a fixture of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the past 6 years at Station 59 in Richmond.

"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

Join the Australian Free Comedy Forum on Facebook

Email for more information about Free Comedy.


Our regular Free Comedy Open Mic nights are every Wednesday at Station 59 in Richmond.

To book your spot to perform join the Australian Free Comedy Forum on Facebook.

Booking threads are opened approximately six weeks in advance around the 20th day of each month. Please take note of these simple instructions when you join a booking thread.

- Add your name with your preferred date
- Please ensure you are available on the date you have requested.
- Spots are for 7 mins max. please
- 12 booked spots are available per night
- Call time on the night is 7.45 PM
- The booked section of the night happens before the Standby List and will conclude before 10 PM.
- Requests to 'go on early' cannot always be accommodated.

Conversely, the 'Standby List' is open every Wednesday from 7.45 PM. Standby spots are a max. of 5 mins but maybe shorter depending on how many people sign up. We endeavour to give everyone an opportunity to perform every week.

Established in 2014, #YesAllWomen Open Mic Comedy happens on the first Wednesday of every month at Station 59.

Join #YesAllWomen on Facebook for more information and to book your spot to perform.


#YesAllWomen 6' at Station 59


2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Aaron Aardvark presents '59 Free Comedy'

Blaise it in your PJ's

2016 MICF '59 Free Comedy' highlights

Gamze Kirik, Jacob & Luke, Steve Bedwell & Andrew Iles performing during Week 1 & 2 of '59 Free Comedy' in 2016!

Andrew Iles (2016)

Kieran Butler

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