Every comedy event needs a venue, and The Tickle Pit has a variety of venue partners where we host and produce events, some regular and some occasional.

McKinnon Hotel

Comedy at the fantastic McKinnon Hotel is a monthly event in a great space for crowds of up to 100 people. Featuring top local comedians headlining the evening, alongside hilarious support acts and MCs.

The McKinnon Hotel is fully wheelchair accessible and has a comprehensive menu for a full “dinner and a show” night out.

The Dancing Dog

Footscray’s iconic Dancing Dog Cafe hosts the Tickle-Pit-produced Mad Dog Comedy, one of Melbourne’s biggest open-mic comedy nights every Tuesday from 8pm which is now in its fourth year of operation.

Entry is free, and five minute performance spots are open to anyone who signs up on the night. It’s always a huge night, with a range of comics from first timers to professionals. You never know what and who you’ll see.

If you’re interested in being a part of the comedy scene, there is no better place to get started!

The Maori Chief Hotel

Operating as a sister room to Mad Dog Comedy with much the same format, Tribute Comedy runs at The Maori Chief Hotel in South Melbourne on most Thursday nights (check the venue page on Facebook for this week’s schedule).

A great place with great food and always a warm and friendly crowd, if you want to dip your toes into comedy and get on stage for the first time, come and say hi! All performance spots are available to anyone who signs up on the night.