'This is NOT stand up.'
— The Age
'A cult following.'
— Chortle
'Mind-meltingly funny.'
— Beat Magazine

WINNER Sydney Comedy Festival Director’s Choice Award


Edgy. Groundbreaking. Game changing. Rising Hollywood stars. These are all words we saw tattooed on a man sitting on the train eating raw meat. Anyway, we’ve got a new show.

Fresh from their award-winning sold-out 2023 show, Hot Department are back with a full hour of high energy, cinematic, unhinged sketch comedy.

As seen on ABC Comedy, Just For Laughs and opened for the likes of Patti Harison, Aunty Donna and Stingray Shirley (the world's first fishwoman comedian with a Netflix special filmed completely underwater! Many lives were lost during the taping due to an overlooked leak in the tank, but that didn’t stop Shirley from crushing it with her ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ flare and famous catchphrase 'I mean, shell-ooooo')


Junkyard Artists presents Hot Department Comedy Festival at Malthouse 2024. Key image: Annika Kafcaloudis


Hot Department

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

8.15pm, Tue – Sat
7.15pm, Sun


STANDARD $25.00 Tue/Wed, $28.00 Thu/Sun, $30.00 Fri/Sat
CONCESSION $22.00 Tue/Wed, $25.00 Thu/Sun


55 minutes (no interval)

Content notes

This event is strictly for audiences aged 18+. It contains nudity, sexual references, simulated violence, coarse language, loud music, audience interaction, flashing lights, and fake blood.