Jameson Irish Whiskey, the Official Spirit of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), showcased its support of the Festival by hosting an event in celebration of the hospitality staff that keep the Festival running, and the guests in good spirits every year.
Paying tribute to the staff that operate the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s partner venues, guests were treated to a night of smooth Irish whiskey, good food, hilarious comedy and awesome tunes that kept them partying well into the evening.
Over 350 of MICF’s partner venue bar staff, including faces from the broader Melbourne bartending community who support Jameson year-round joined comedy talent, celebrities and media, who were treated to an exclusive Jameson tasting experience alongside a one-off, stand-up set by world-class comedian Arj Barker who had the crowd in stitches.
MC’d by Australian local comedian Nick Cody, the event was held at The Jameson Festival Club*, the official late night venue of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Guests laughed and danced the night away in true MICF style.
Party goers were treated to a bespoke selection of tasty treats supplied by Ikes Rack Shack, matched to a range of smooth Jameson drinks – the perfect foil to a night filled with great comedy and party-starting beats.
Adding a spectacular end to the night’s proceedings, local act One Day DJs, back in Melbourne fresh from supporting rap superstar Drake on his local tour, took to the stage and kept party-goers dancing well in to the night.
NOTES TO EDITORS
What: The Jameson Club’s exclusive hospitality and media event
When: Monday, 30 March
Where: The Jameson Festival Club
Hi-Fi Bar, Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Who: Arj Barker, One Day Djs, Nick Cody, Geva Mentor, Natasha Leigh
* The Jameson Festival Club at the Hi-Fi Bar is the thumping after hours heartland of MICF festivities – giving punters the chance to enjoy a glass of triple distilled, smooth whiskey, whilst sharing a laugh and some dance moves late into the night.
The Jameson Festival Club will feature some of the very best local and international acts to create nights of unique comedy, dazzling one-off performances and unscripted moments of genius that are sure to appeal to even the zaniest comedy tastes.