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4 years ago
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Raw and ready, Undercover Festival Cops by Chris Martin and Taylor Edwards makes for a very enjoyable night out. A sketch show with a healthy degree of audience interaction, and some absurd, deliberately bad props and costumes, Undercover Festival Cops highlights Martin and Edwards’ abilities to adapt to situations and entertain audiences with their witty...
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4 years ago
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A woman with a “dangerous nose” and a shrewd ability to make people laugh, Gillian English brings a refreshing breath of Canadian New World humour to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Aside from being educational (in an amusing way), the show does touch on some socio-political issues, as well as take the audience on an...
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4 years ago
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There’s a lot of comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, strangely enough, and a lot of great stand-up. Traditional stand-up is always fun, and Perri Cassie brings exactly that to the upstairs room of 1000 Pound Bend. With an easy going, affable vibe, Cassie delivers a solid hour of stand-up in Channel Perri. It’s an easy hour...
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4 years ago
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There’s a lot of musical comedy in this world. I remember watching Bo Burnham when he was a skinny, gangly boy (well, ganglier than he is now) on Youtube, and Australia has the likes of Tripod and Axis of Awesome, both musical comedy legends. What I’m saying is that there’s a high bar for musical...
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4 years ago
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There’s nothing that makes you feel like a loser more than someone younger than you being more successful. Even if it is an entirely different field. That’s what Blake Everett plays on in King of Nothing, starting with a song about how he’s better than you – even if you’re a doctor, or a lawyer, or you know,...
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4 years ago
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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is an excellent opportunity to see the biggest names in comedy from around Australia and the world, and to see the freshest up-and-coming comics. Leaky Bucket falls into the latter. This is the sketch group’s debut performance, which is a daunting proposition for anyone – brand new comedians can be...
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4 years ago
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Strange and mysterious events are occurring in the village of Kankle Green. The year is 1645 (ish) and England is at the height of its witch hunts. The children of the town are going missing. Only Witchfinder Dunlop and his plucky urchin assistant Jennifer have the required tenacity to find out the truth. Written by...
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4 years ago
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Lyn Howard is here to change your life – because everyone is miserable and they just don’t know it yet until they meet her. High Achievers is a fantastically blending array of sketches by Chelsea Zeller that manage to showcase both a superb writing and acting ability The show itself is a mimic of a...
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4 years ago
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It seems an article can’t be written about Ben Russell without mentioning the fact that he trained at Second City. Perhaps this is because everyone is looking for an explanation as to why he’s so damn funny. Russell is a master of character work, sketch and improvisation, and The Pilot is only more evidence of...
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4 years ago
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Hayley Butcher offers an enjoyable show that will, if nothing else, make you appreciate the struggles your own mother went through. She takes you on a journey through all the trials and tribulations that mothers experience – from late pregnancy right through into post-toddler antics. She explores the concepts of identity, societal views on motherhood,...