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DRUMMER QUENS opened at the Sydney Lyric Theatre with a Bang!... Ba-da-bang-ba-da-bang!
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2 years ago
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A group of women perform a perfected dance routine, smiles bright, movements synchronised, as three men with clipboards watch on, judging. This is the opening scene of Let Men Tremble. As the audience take their seats at Theatre Works, a series of movements is expertly executed to Florence and the Machine’s ‘Big God’. It is...
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Anything and everything can happen in café. Heartbreak, epiphanies, quarter-life crises, brunches. It’s also the perfect setting for a Melbourne-based play like Westerly. Written by director, actor and playwright Tanya Hendy, Westerly is about five people in a sleepy Western suburbs café and the conversations they have there one morning. We spoke to Hendy about...
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2 years ago
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Songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, freshly-minted comedy concoctions, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. This is Paul McDermott and Steven Gates unlike you’ve ever seen them before! … Okay that’s not strictly true, you’ve definitely seen McDermott and Gates somewhat like this before if you’re a fan of Doug Anthony All Stars or Tripod. McDermott...
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2 years ago
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Ben Russell wants his new show to be art. So he tells the audience at the start of Fylleangst, the latest Melbourne International Comedy Festival show from the award-winning podcaster, improviser, writer and comedian. And, to the extend that comedy is art, he succeeds. Co-written by Maggie Looke, this is Russell’s loosest show yet. It’s...
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Annie Louey is pretty forgetful. Apparently, so are most millennials – our memory is worse than those over 55! In her second Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Louey explores what it’s like being forgetful, and how that can impact everything from showering to family history. Louey is comfortable on stage, though she admits she’s only...
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Demi Lardner’s Ditch Witch 800 is fucking wild. It’s absurd, it’s erratic, it’s dark. It is not, despite what the description says, anything to do with the 2001 movie Shrek, though if you know what ‘Shrek is love, Shrek is life’* means and you find it funny, chances are you’ll enjou Ditch Witch 800 too....
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2 years ago
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Broadcaster, comedian and writer Sami Shah has risked a lot for the sake of free speech. He’s been threatened by ISIS, trolled by the far-right, and hired by the ABC (potentially the biggest threat to one’s free speech of all – public service jobs). In spite, or more likely because of these experiences, Shah continues...
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2 years ago
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Melbourne comedian and writer Matt Harvey is back at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this year with an hour of true stories from his life. It’s described as ‘Like Eat, Pray, Love – if nobody learned anything, and all the “eat” parts happened at McDonald’s.’ I Got Bit By A Monkey Once… does also include the story...
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2 years ago
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Comedian, radio host and all-round loose unit Nick Cody is back at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his new show, Old Mate. Cody has a five month old son, but that new responsibility isn’t going to stop him relaxing with a beer any time soon. Whether Cody himself is the old mate of the...