Category: comedy

Comedy Festival: Laura Dunemann – It’s Time For Death

Laura Dunemann has an astonishingly prevalent fear of death, and a show to be proud of as its consequence. ‘It’s Time For Death’ is her debut solo show, dealing with the inevitability of dying, both pessimistic and optimistic attitudes towards…

Comedy Festival: 3 Little Gigs

Looking for a multi-billed show to get a taste of talent coming up in the comedy world? Multi-bill shows are a great way to experience a mixture of styles and approaches to comedy, and there are plenty going around in…

Comedy Festival: CJ Delling – Funny Bits

In the bowels of the Bull & Bear Tavern lay a stage and a comedy audience ready to laugh, as well as a kitchen staff that got to chortle along to every joke too. I love mistranslation stories. Love them….

Comedy Festival: Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade would easily make it into my ‘top 3 people to invite to a dinner party’ list, my first remark to my plus one after spending an hour getting to know her at the Spiegeltent this Comedy Festival. This…

Comedy Festival: Impromptunes

Impromptunes is 60 minutes of ad-hoc creativity, wild storylines, and musical mayhem. The cast, a six-person troupe of talented performers, has been delivering this unique show with huge success since their debut at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival. If you appreciate leaving a…

Comedy Festival: Ryan Coffey – Beat

There is much to like about a show that Ryan Coffey puts together for a festival run. With the combination of highly impressive loop pedal harmonies, witty rhymes, and engaging narrative within the content and presentation of his stand-up portions,…

Comedy Festival: Heads-A-Plenty – A Tasmanian Showcase

Tasmanians, or Taswegians as I affectionately call them, have a weird ability to find one another in the big smoke of Melbourne, like a subconscious sniffer-dog complex. For a population of only half a million people, they’re surprisingly common here in…

Comedy Festival: What Would Spock Do?

I am not a geek. I am not a geek. I am not a geek. That was the mantra I had inside my head when I went to see Sam Donnelly in ‘What Would Spock Do?‘ I remember watching the original…

Comedy Festival: Claire Healy – A Little Too Much Information

On investigation of the flyer for Claire Healy’s ‘A Little Too Much Information‘, I was expecting some sort of light hearted stand-up (blame the adorable matching bowler hat). When I descended into the bowels of the ever-amazing Butterfly Club, some…