You’ve seen them at Melbourne Comedy Festival… they’ve pestered your ear-holes in the podcast… but now, you’ll see them where you’ve never seen them before: A REAL LIFE T-H-E-A-T-R-E! (Our drama teachers are literally so proud. The actual Malthouse, are you kidding?!) 

Join Mel & Sam as they perform a manic Malthouse mixtape of all the best hits from their award-winning comedy shows No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret, Shit-Wrecked! and High Pony in this tribute-style show (not the self-tribute!!) Lighters in the air—you’ll know this one!

With the addition of some never-before-seen numbers, a tasteful peppering of fan fave podcast segments and some musical improv that would cause the residents of Southbank to remark 'Wow I guess there really is an audience for everything'… this is Mel & Sam unplugged, outside and unbothered by those summer mosquitos! 

So come along and join the girls as they bathe in their ‘glory days’ (we’re literally so old now!) and take you through the best of the best and the 'yeah sure!' of the 'I guess!'.

Grab your tickets now because ~ SUMMER IS FOR ACTIVITIES ~ and this is a Mel & Sam show you do not want to miss.


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: I Got Shot By Charlie

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


Mel O’Brien & Samantha Andrew

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, Fri 9 Feb (Doors 7pm)


MOB $25.00

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


90 minutes (no interval)

Event notes


Entry is permitted at any time during the event. 


This event contains frequent coarse language and sexual references. 


All photography is permitted. 

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