Watch Madonna perform free comedy gig dressed as a clown in Melbourne

Fan club members treated to 'Tears Of A Clown' performance

Madonna performed a free comedy show last night (March 10) in Melbourne .

The singer delivered a special ‘Tears of a Clown’ performance for members of her Australian fan club, as well as customers of local phone provider Telstra.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the free event took place at Melbourne’s 1,500-capacity Forum Theatre. The show had been scheduled to begin at 8.30pm local time but but fans were reportedly not allowed to enter the venue until 11.45pm, with Madonna not taking to the stage until 12.50am.

Reports describe the gig as a “mixture of comedy, music and storytelling”, with Madonna donning a full clown outfit for the entirety of the performance. The singer described the show to fans as a “a work in progress”.

Many fans complained of the performance, which eventually finished at 2.50am. “It was going to be an amazing one-off concert. I’m disappointed,” one fan who had to leave before Madonna took to the stage told The Herald.

However, comedian Em Rusciano praised the show on Twitter, describing the performance as “perfect”.

Watch footage and see photos from the gig beneath.

NME has contacted Madonna’s press representative for a comment.