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Rose Callaghan’s debut solo show is a wild ride. Everyone, from the reviewers and audience members to Facebook users and the performer herself, is very opinionated about Callaghan’s show and it’s successes and failures. Rose Before Hoes is a rapid, scattershot and personal hour of stand up. Callaghan’s material touches on topics that have the potential...
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British comedian Sameena Zehra is delightfully wicked, playful, and upbeat in the face of the world’s problems. She’s got a solution – a culling list, built from a questionnaire that determines whether or not you should continue to walk the face of the earth. Zehra rips through her material, barely pausing to let the full...
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A few weeks ago, comedian Rose Callaghan took some time out of her busy day to chat to Til Knowles about her upcoming solo show, Rose Before Hoes, her ADHD diagnosis, and feminism. Since then, Callaghan has (rightfully) gained a whole bunch of attention for her particular brand of witty, insightful and personal stand up,...
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There’s a wide range of genre that can be seen at this years’ Melbourne International Comedy Festival. You can see improv, sketch-shows, musical comedy or stand-up with a theme. If you’re in the mood for some straight up, no strings attached stand-up though, James Masters in King of Humility is probably the show you want...
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If you’re after a spot of late night strange sketchy stand up (or stand uppy sketch), No Show is the show for you. It’s self-aware, self-parodying, self-fellating comedy at it’s peak, and it’s delightful. “Two veteran festival performers have come to a crossroads,” reads the show description. “It’s opening night of their brand new show and...
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It’s taken me a few days to write this review, which is disappointing for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s a bit unprofessional (so is writing in the first person though, so there goes any credibility I had) and secondly I wanted to get the word out there as quickly as possible. You should really,...
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In a style located somewhere between a working class Australian, a university lecturer, and a comedian, Damien Power has the kind of show that makes you laugh, feel slightly uncomfortable, and prompts you to think. In equal measures of insulting, intriguing, and intellectually invigorating, Power’s show is definitely something to consider attending if you have...
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Daniel Sloss named his show Dark because it had to be called something. Also, he wants to make it clear that he’s got plenty of material not fit for the telly – which he’s been on a lot. Not that Sloss’ comedy is particularly outrageous either, though there isn’t a topic that he’d shy away from....
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Bart Freebairn is back again at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his trademark Unlimited Comedy Battle Spirit! A seasoned comedian and veteran performer, Freebairn is reliably funny. Following up on last year’s Ultra Power Lord, the stand up’s new show has less of a through-line and more of a throwaway sense of freedom. Freebairn’s style...
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Hannah Gadsby had a good show at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She got a great review – but underneath there was a number for Beyond Blue. For this year’s festival Gadsby has promised a show of no woe in Dogmatic! Dogmatic is a sharply written and cleverly timed show. As Gadsby explains, after...