Past Meetup

Celebrating the Comedy Festival: comedy short films + live acts & special guest

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1000 Pound Bend

361 Little Lonsdale St · Melbourne

How to find us

Entry to venue is via the side laneway (Heape Crt) near 1000 Pound Bend (not via the cafe at front). Venue is on Little Lonsdale between Elizabeth & Queen Sts. Live comedy from 6pm. Comedy Short Films from 7:30

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Special Night: Comedy Shorts + Live Acts! Join us for a spectacular FREE evening of comedy shorts (inc two Australian premieres) plus live acts and the guest appearance of top UK comic, Anil Desai, with a sneak-preview of his festival show + Melbourne comic, Chris Gibson, co-star of new Aussie short film, Meter - all to celebrate the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

The live entertainment is from 5.30 - 7pm in the Pound's main gallery/bar and the films start at 7.30pm.
Entry to venue is via side & rear laneway (Heape Lne) near venue

The film programme ( includes amazing, multi award-winning films. The programme includes short films with
comedian Anil Desai ("Bob De Niro Fan Club" short film),
comedians Greg Fleet, Chris Gibson ("Meter" short film),
"Makeover" a favourite short where a makeover comes (literally) unstuck, & a short "doco" about cat people.

A FREE screening, happens every month, of Australian and international shorts. Also often live appearances & special guests.

The 1000£Bend bar/cafe/cinema has a big screen with surround-sound audio + late bar, affordable food and comfy seating. This is short film heaven! More info at

Come early (from 5.30pm) for drinks and nibbles with the friendly Cocktails with Creatives group in the main exhibition space.

Entry to the Final Cut event is via a laneway & the door at the rear of venue in Heape Court.
To get to the rear of 361 Little Lonsdale St:
Walk down Heape Ct (laneway shown, just down from 1000 Pound Bend). Then turn right, past the JB Hi-Fi rear delivery sign. Can't enter the art space via the cafe/front entrance.