Comedy On Collins 2014

COCAfter last year’s packed out SQUEAKY CLEAN COMEDY shows, Candlelight Productions will be bringing even more clean comedy to Melbourne in 2014! 

In 2013, COMEDY ON COLLINS was a brand new venue dedicated to clean acts including physical comedy, stand-up comedy, and magic.

This year, look forward to 12 different comedy acts – from social commentary on our addiction to social media to a circus! – all at our Collins Street venue.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!



Like Me, Love Me, Retweet Me

Like Me, Love Me, Retweet Me (Social Needia 2.0)

Jordana Borensztajn

Jordana desperately wants to be liked. Facebook liked. So she makes a New Year’s resolution to become a better person, online. When getting likes isn’t enough, Jordana risks revealing her true self. Does her life improve, or does she come crashing down with her Facebook wall?

“One to watch…Lots of laughs.” - Herald Sun

“Witty…Irrefutably honest, up-to-the-minute comedy.” - Crikey

Purchase your tickets now by clicking here!

Sushi Dictator

Sushi Dictator


When a domineering Sushi shop owner loses all her customers and staff only one thing can save the shop. A surreal ventriloquist comedy show told in Rakugo style (Japanese sit-down comedy) with live Shamisen (Japanese banjo), this is a show that should not be missed.
“The kimono-clad Showko is, unequivocally the most beautiful creature in international comedy…A salutary reminder that comedy can be an art form and not just a trade.”  - The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe
“Absolutely delighful. Funny, physical and hysterical. Silly and very engaging, as well as being unlike anything else on the fringe…”  – Edinburgh Fringe
Purchase your tickets now by clicking here!


Matty GreyGrossed Out Game Show

Matty Grey

Matty Grey’s Grossed Out Game Show is a live and interactive game show where two celebrity team captains will lead their half of the audience in a battle of physical challenges and trivial absurdities in order to win litres of SLIME!

THE GOAL – Win the challenges to earn litres of Slime!

THE RESULT – Two dripping celebrities and a laughing audience!

The team that wins more, SLIMES more!

Hosted by the multi-coloured master of munchkin mayhem, Matty Grey who orchestrates this whirlwind of insanity and leads us all on a merry dance towards a green finale that has to be seen to be believed.

Winner of the Best Kids Show, 2013 Sydney Fringe Festival

See you there and we’ll have a fantastic sliming time! Grab your tickets now by clicking here!


Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Simon Wright

Amazing circus skills meets side-splitting laughs as three dexterous dummies take out the trash and take to the stage in Trash Test Dummies! These talented trash-talking garbologists break funny bones and new ground in one fell swoop as they try to clean up their act in a ridiculously funny and family-friendly show. Come along and see some truly trashy tomfoolery!

“there’s nothing they can’t do. Their skills are first class.” –  Adelaide Advertiser Matt Byrne 4 stars

“you will laugh, and you will laugh out loud, with the undeniable theme of FUN FUN FUN.” – Helen Meyer Radio Adelaide

“the most outrageous, impressive and hilarious show” – Talk Fringe

To change your perspective on taking out the trash, you know what to do: Get your tickets now by clicking here.


Charles Barrington

Lay-lah Wazir: From Scrags to Riches

Yvonne Malik

Lay-lah Wazir, the most sought after Bo-gyptian belly dancer (in her own head), and Queen… of the Pyramid Schemes, returns to the Festival to reveal the “secrets” that made her rich!

After graduating with a “BhP from Samira’s Palace Dance School in Thomastowns,” Lay-lah went on to become CEO of the Oooh Lay-lah Belly Dance Academeee. She now lives in a fully financed but fully sick McMansion at Lalor Fortress Heights and her net worth is estimated at about $200 bucks! Just like Lay-lah “youse too” could be living the high life on the housing estate “coz when it comes to mansions, hummers and plasmas, more is more.”

Want to meet Lay-lah in person? Of course you do. You know the drill: Purchase your tickets now by clicking here.




PrintRadio Variety Hour

Action! Adventure! Romance! Cabbage? Nominated for Best Comedy (Emerging) at Adelaide Fringe 2012, Radio Variety Hour is back with three new original 1950s radio series, genuine authentic advertisements and hilarious vintage sound effects that will have you on the edge of your seat, then falling off it with laughter.

“A load of fun…Great night out”­ -Katherine Phelps

“This was a fun hour of nostalgia with brilliantly constructed stories to enthrall all ages” -­Squirrel Comedy

Want to experience a genuine throwback to the 50s? Radio Variety Hour is the show to go to. Purchase your tickets now by clicking here.




Stephen HallRaiders of the Temple of Doom’s Last Crusade

Stephen Hall

One man.
Three classic adventure movies.
60 minutes.

Stephen Hall (‘Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell’, ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’) performs the first three Indiana Jones movies – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – in one hour.

All the characters… all the thrills… all by himself.

“A truly fantastic show” – Tom Gleisner, Working Dog Productions

“Freakin’ Hilarious!” –

“a must-see… Hall’s version is every bit as quick-witted and action-packed as the originals, and twice as funny.” –

“A one man tour de force… absolutely hilarious… A show that no Indy fan should miss” –

Directed by Russell Fletcher.

Purchase your tickets now by clicking here! If you wish to check out the action before the show, head on over to the official website.


Helene Murray

Have We Met?

Helene Murray

As seen almost daily in her Vermillion Red Hyundai and heard on 88.3 Southern FM every Friday from 2-4, Helene is very keen to share her stories centred on never forgetting a face and mostly forgetting names. Helene’s comedy is fun, self-deprecating, clean and could change your life.

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Robin HoodRobin Hood: The Untold Story

Ed Dolista

Comic Genius Productions presents
Robin Hood: The Untold Story

It’s a comedy of Errols! Can the Sheriff of Nottingham stop Robin Hood from winning the hand of Maid Marian (not to mention the rest of her?) Find out in this fully-staged comedy for all the family!

“Words such as ‘brilliant’ and ‘hilarious’ do not even come close to describing this show – nor for that matter do the words ‘gazebo’ or ‘rastarfarian’” – Shaun Micallef

“A hilarious evening of jokes, puns, sight gags and action” – The Geelong News

“Robin Hood – The Untold Story’s laugh a minute script is presented by some of the region’s best known stage talent. And this Robin Hood is bigger and classier than ever!” – That’s Entertainment

“Hilarious!” – The Geelong Advertiser

Be transported to Robin Hood’s land in this show – Purchase your tickets now by clicking here!

Lay Lah0-9 Tales of a Straight Single Cat Lady

Alexis Simmonds

A story-telling performance about the personal trials and tribulations of Lexi, a naive, left of centre, single, crafty, indie-pop music-loving lady. She also happens to have two British-short hair/tabby cats and a Labrador dog (that thinks she is a cat).

Apart from Lexi’s home life, which is a world of crochet, listening and singing along with indie-pop music on her sound system and being a fur mum, Lexi manages to form a bond with her hairdresser, the only man in her life that shares a passion for indie-pop music, fashion and art.

Stories unfold between and during visits, accompanied by Lexi’s own take on the songs that she loves.

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Damian CosgriffDamian Cosgriff Comediocrity

Damian has been a cleaner, waiter, truck driver, teacher, fleet controller, bus driver, rubbish and furniture removalist (usually in separate trips) actor, MC and comedian and thinks he’s getting there….wherever there is.

He has earned his stand up stripes in the Open Mic and Comedy Club scenes in Brisbane, Townsville, Mackay, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and lived to tell the tale, but perfected the art of structured nonsense as a primary teacher and fleet controller.

A highlight of 2012 was performing in three New York comedy clubs, and as we all know, “if you can make it there….”

Having not yet decided what he wants to be, if he grows up, and in the mould of the little engine that could, he thinks he can, he thinks he can…and, thus was born…Comediocrity!

You can find Damian on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, or, as we in the biz, refer to it, You Twit Face!

Sounds like something up your alley? Purchase your tickets now by clicking here!



Top Secret


Liam and Darren…aka, The LADS have been performing and entertaining kids of all ages in many different formats for over 7 years. The LADS first got together when they were teamed up as Captain Starlights at the children’s hospital in Newcastle and have never looked back.

Since then, they have performed together and individually in such roles as hosting live shows for the Cartoon Network, Ninjago Lego, Dreamworks, as well as speaking roles in primary schools, hosting children’s parties and producing a variety of live stage shows.

The Melbourne Comedy Festival is the platform for the LADS new show…Top Secret.

Top Secret is a fun, fast paced interactive show aimed at primary school children….that will have parents and kids alike in stitches. Prepare to be a star, as the LADS call on the audience to be part of the mayhem in their brand new shiny show.

Purchase your tickets now by clicking here.



And if you’re after more clean comedy, Candlelight Productions is proud to present…

Squeaky Clean Comedy 2014!

SCC 2014


What is Squeaky Clean Comedy?

SQUEAKY CLEAN COMEDY is a 2-hour gala event aimed at making clean comedy available during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

When it was launched, Squeaky Clean Comedy was the only overtly clean show aimed at adults in the whole festival. Now, because of Candlelight Productions’ efforts, 3% of the shows in the festival have gone overtly clean.

Partnering with World Vision, this year’s theme is ‘Squeaky Clean Comedy …on yard duty’, as we raise awareness of education programs in indigenous communities.

This year’s show features 8 of Australia’s best clean comedy acts, including DANNY McGINLAYMIKE KLIMCZAKSARAH JONES (ventriloquist), ALMOST EXACTLY CIRCUS (circus), JOEL McKERROW (spoken word poet), and more!

Which date works best for you?

Squeaky Clean Comedy 2014 will be on for THREE nights only: 29th march, 5th and 12th April.

Ticket prices:

$35 (Premium – no discounts apply), $30 (Standard), $25 (Concession), $24 (Groups of 8+)

Purchase your tickets here! We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show!