Winner of Best Comedy Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2020 – 2023 is celebrating it's 1,000,704th download at Malthouse Outdoor Stage!

A Rational Fear brings together Australia's best comedians and experts to laugh at the world around them.

Join hosts Dan Ilic (Insiders) with guest fearmongers Kirsty Webeck (Comedy All-stars), Sami Shah (News Weakly), Charlie Pickering (The Weekly), Richard Fidler (Conversations) and DJ Andy McClelland (Finishing School) as they rip into the news, and drill down on climate change whilst drinking wine and eating cheese.

1,000,704 people can't be wrong—unless they're 1,000,704 Russian bots, which is highly probable. The first five people to buy tickets will get a free commuter car park in a marginal electorate.


Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a general admission venue with standing areas and seating available at shared tables. We recommend arriving early to find a space that’s right for you. The Malthouse Bar is open before and during the show, and food is available from The Malthouse Cafe.

We perform in all weather conditions, so long as it's safe for the performers and for you. Melbourne's weather can change all the time—we recommend bringing a raincoat, wearing waterproof shoes, and bringing a small umbrella just in case. In the event that the performance is cancelled, we will contact you to inform you the next steps. Please note the seating area is not covered.


Key Image: Alex Gabbot/Nordacious 

Not A Real Media Company presents A Rational Fear on Malthouse Outdoor Stage. 

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Sidney Myer Fund
Ian Potter Foundation
Andyinc Foundation


Dan Ilic, Lewis Hobba


Kirsty Webeck, Sami Shah, Charlie Pickering, Richard Fidler, DJ Andy McClelland

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

The Malthouse Outdoor Stage main auditorium is accessible via flat entry and is suitable for wheelchair and mobility device users. The sunken front of stage area called the ‘pit’ is accessed via three stairs only and is not suitable for wheelchair or mobility device users. Accessible toilets are located within The Malthouse and can be accessed via flat floors. For more detailed accessibility information see here.

Performance Times

8pm, Thu 1 Feb (Doors 7pm)



All tickets are sold as General Admission (unallocated seating). All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.


70 minutes (no interval)

Event notes


Entry is permitted at any time during the event. 


This event contains coarse language, adult themes, and traces of nuts.


All photography is permitted. 

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