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Melbourne Festival Funhouse Comedy Club



Friday 17th September 7.30 for 8pm at Melbourne Sporting Partnership DE73 8DG

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL is back and in traditional style on “Festival Friday” – Friday 17th September t are welcoming everyone back to Melbourne Festival Funhouse Comedy at Melbourne Sporting Partnership DE73 8DG. The headline act is the fantastic Scott Bennett supported by Dominic Woodward and Ant Dawson all kept in line by compere Dave Williams.

Three great acts, headlined by Scott Bennett, support act Dominic Woodward, with Ant Dewson and Compere Dave Williams – COME AND HAVE A LAUGH! There will be all the usual things you expect of a Comedy night – a bar, some jokes, and best of all, a great audience!

Headliner Scott Bennett, who has appeared previously at Melbourne, is one of the best local acts around and we are delighted to have him back. Based in Nottingham he pioneered the viral hit during the pandemic “Stand up from the Shed” where he performed a weekly live topical comedy show direct from his garden shed. He was also recently voted as ‘Best Act” in the prestigious Comics Comic Awards, selected by promoters and other comedians in the industry.

Also a writer and support act for tours by Jason Manford, Rob Brydon and Michael Mcintyre, he has written for TV shows including First and Last and the Chris Ramsey show, and you will have heard him on Radio 4s News Quiz and the Now Show. Scott is one of the most likeable and funniest acts on the circuit

Dominic Woodward was also a popular hit the last time he came to a Funhouse show. His authentic friendly Northern banter with the audience is wholly endearing and at the end of a 20 minute slot you feel like you have made a friend, rather than watched a performance. His story about his encounter at a check-out has also reached viral dimensions. Be prepared, however, for some surreal surprises too – having watched him recently on a zoom birthday party he can take you down some very bizarre situations!

Ant Dewson is comedian, mediocre piano player and singer of silly songs. Many of which are rude. He’s a regular performer at the UK’s best comedy clubs including Up The Creek, The Stand, Funhouse Comedy, Top Secret, Angel Comedy, Out of Bounds, The Stand Up Club… to name but a few. Compere for the night is Dave Williams.

Depending on rules in place at the time mask or other restrictions may apply.


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