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Comedy in the Vines

A record-breaking lineup of comedians alongside wine and sunshine on a private island? Yes, please.
By Alec Jones
September 18, 2023
By Alec Jones
September 18, 2023

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Imagine a private island with free-flowing wine, entertainers and famous faces in attendance. No, this isn't a plot for a mystery novel or the latest escapades of a cinematic detective. This adventure is Comedy in the Vines. It's a huge two-day celebration in Nagambie, only an 80-minute drive from Melbourne on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12.

How huge can it be? How about the largest comedy festival in Regional Australian history? It's the latest event from Grapes of Mirth, the team that specialises in combining the wonderful worlds of wine and comedy — to great effect. This time, the event is heading to a private island accessible via Hide and Seek Winery in the picturesque Nagambie Lakes wine region, which will see some serious (and hilarious) talent.

The talent? Leigh Francis, Tommy Little, Nat's What I Reckon, Anne Edmonds, Geraldine Hickey, Russel Kane, Dave Hughes, Rhys Nicolson, Luke Mcgregor and many more will take to the main stage.

Beyond that already very impressive lineup, you can head to the Lilypod stage to watch live podcast recordings hosted by Tina Del Twist, enter the Big Wine Tent for tasting and tipples on all things vino, visit the R&R (rosé and relaxation) Station for massages, nail sculpting and rosé. Keep your eyes peeled for roving entertainment and follow your nose to a glorious barbecue demonstration.

Comedy in the Vines will run on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. To buy tickets or find more information, visit the website.

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