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Ryan Coffey isn’t your average musical comedian. There are no cutesy acoustic guitars or twee renditions of modern pop songs with altered lyrics. Instead, Ryan Coffey On Keys is a slick fifty minutes of catchy tunes and jokes that fly faster than the tempo. Coffey’s musical style is layered with a healthy gulp of blues...
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3 years ago
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Foreign acts are something that should draw more attention from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival goers – it is in the name after all. And those foreigners who do gain more attention come from the usual places – the UK, the US, or other Anglosphere countries. This is a shame, because they can bring interesting...
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3 years ago
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Outrageous queer comedy troupe PO PO MO CO are back at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Nosfer-ARSE-tu, an adult pantomime featuring an arse puppet as a vampire. The press releases have really chosen the best description of this show possible: it is an adult pantomime, replete with ‘she’s behind you!’s’ and very gaudy jokes....
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3 years ago
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Five jobs. One marriage. One home. Two cars. One mother. Don’t you just hate it when you lose stuff? Luke Leonard has had a tough run. His marriage is over, his mother has cancer, and his car broke down. Leonard’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Mirth has the potential to be one of the most...
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3 years ago
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Jack Druce would just like to make sure that everyone knows he’s not the Kitchen Bird namesake of his show – that refers to an actual bird that may or may not have stalked him within a kitchen over a period of time. The private room that the show is located in at Belleville is...
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3 years ago
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Let’s Get Practical! Live is less comedy than it is theatre. It’s satirical and absurd, a sharp dive into the disintegrating mind of a toxically anxious tonight show host. This isn’t just watching a man’s mind unravel, it’s sitting in it while it does. The second offering from the Very Good Looking Initiative focuses on...
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3 years ago
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Jacqueline Mifsud wants you to be better. Her second solo Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Be Better, seeks to motivate you to do just that. Built from stories from Mifsud’s own life, the comedian uses her own frustrations and insights to build a positive, high energy show about turning everyday anxiety into necessary growth. It’s...
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3 years ago
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Do you like wine? Do you like charming, cheeky comedy? Then chances are you will also like Rose Callaghan’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival show No Way Rosé. No Way Rosé is the third of Callaghan’s puntastic titles, after Will You Accept This Rose and Rose Before Hoes. Like her previous shows, the title is pretty...
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3 years ago
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Australian stand up James Smith is returning to our shores to bring his show Pleasure Enthusiast to this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Smith, whose last return saw him opening for Chris Rock’s Australian and New Zealand tour, relocated to the US several years ago to pursue his comedy career. Clearly, he succeeded. He caught...
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3 years ago
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We all have hang ups. Pet peeves. Petty grievances. Emily Tresidder wants to help you get over yours. Tresidder’s new show No, You Hang Up, starts when the audience arrive to find a pen, a piece of paper and a request on their chairs: write down one of your hang ups. Tresidder then sorts through...