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2 years ago
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Have you got your Christmas plans organised? Heading to a relative’s house for Christmas lunch with the whole extended family perhaps? Well, you’re in luck, Maverick Newman and Stacey Thomsett are here to assist you in ensuring that this year, there’s no fights, drama or crying happening around the Christmas tree. Christmas with relatives can...
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3 years ago
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30
Lawrence Mooney’s Malcolm Turnbull impression has been brewing for about three years. The not-quite PM was born on the airwaves of Triple M and made appearances on the Project, and now, he has been given his own talk show. Sort of. At this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Mooney has gone all in, giving his...
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4 years ago
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26
After getting a cease and desist letter twenty four hours before his comedy festival show last year, Frank Hampster is back with The Cardinal Sins Again (and Fart Lab 3, but no one has asked their lawyers to intervene in that show, yet). The comedian, former intelligence agent and sexual abuse survivor has honed and...
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4 years ago
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“Story through song” is an interesting and at times emotive method of telling stories, and Cut The Sky is a great example of this. Whilst an understanding of Indigenous Australian stories can be helpful, as well as an understanding of the symbolism of dance and poetry is strongly recommended, this performance is certainly suitable for...
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5 years ago
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24
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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5 years ago
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Child abuse is a difficult topic to broach, let alone through comedy. Child abuse in the Catholic Church, on the other hand, is frequent punchline, usually approached with great flippancy before moving very quickly on to other topics. Frank Hampster wants to examine it. Growing up in Ballarat in the 1970s & 1980s, Hampster describes...
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5 years ago
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35
The show is sold out. The audience are chatty, packed in tight with their neighbours, straining to see the stage. Tom Ballard is dashing about the aisles, eager to get started. He’s got a slide show, a passion, and a sense of humour, and he’s ready to use all of them. Boundless Plains to Share...
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5 years ago
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Sameena Zehra has decided it’s time to cut back the human race. She’s made a list. A culling list. She’s willing to share it with you, if you’re willing to listen. A renown political satirist with a dark, dry wit, Sameena is a keen conversationalist, even via email. I asked her a few questions about comedy,...
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5 years ago
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Tom Ballard is a busy man. He’s been talking to a lot of people, recording their conversations, appearing at the MidSumma Hypothetical, making radio documentaries, and writing not one but two brand new shows for the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It’s not surprising then, that Ballard is a recipient of this year’s Moosehead grant...
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5 years ago
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30
Frankie Mulvaney-Webb likes Pearl Jam, playing guitar in her band and her best friend Kessie. She’s much more ambivalent on politics, especially since her mother, Rowena Mulvaney, is running for the position of Premier of Victoria in just a few weeks. That means media scrutiny, which she’s not interested in, especially since political commentator Seamus Hale seems to...
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