Comedy Fest Review: Jude Perl

Jude Perl is a delight. Her Comedy Fest show, ‘Is it Just Me?‘ is a solid hour of why-isn’t-this-on-the-radio songs mixed with lighthearted standup. The basement of The Butterfly Club (who knew there was a basement?) was sold out the…

Comedy Fest Review: Marney McQueen

I love character pieces, and have a secret crush on cabaret shows. Marney McQueen’s ‘Hair to the Throne‘ is a wonderful combination of both. It follows the exploits of Rosa Waxoffski, a celebrity bikini waxer from Russia, as she provides…

Comedy Fest Review: Ben Russell

Ben Russell is, without question, a phenomenal talent. In a festival packed with famous names and recognisable titles, this is a gem of a show that deserves the hype. ‘The Tokyo Hotel‘ is a character masterpiece, backed up by a…

Comedy Fest Review: Chimp Cop

If you’re a fan of imaginative sketch comedy, or a sucker for the flair and flavour of a seventies cop show environment, then Chimp Cop is the kind of show that deserves your attention. The cast (Adam Knox, Ben Vernel, Timothy…

Meme Girls at the Malthouse Theatre

Meme Girls, the brainchild of Ash Flanders, Stephen Nicolazzo, and Marion Potts, is an all-singing sensational adventure through the best (and very worst) of the beauty that is the viral side of YouTube. I’ll admit to not grasping every reference, but…

Comedy Fest Review: Dave Warneke Dates the Entire Audience

This is a story about the never-ending love between Dave Warneke and Audrey. It is an unconventional love, what with ‘Audrey’ being ’50 odd people sitting in a single room’, but somehow, we’ll make it work. I’ve seen a lot…

Comedy Fest Review: Sinful Stories

Sinful Stories is exactly the kind of late-night variety show I was hoping to experience. With a different sin selected every night, comedic guests from throughout the festival are invited to contribute stories towards the devilish theme. On my particular night that…

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders: ‘Dark Child’ Tour

  Marlon Williams has the voice of an angel. A two-time New Zealand Music Award-winning singer songwriter, Rhythms Magazine called Marlon ‘the artist to watch’ in Australia for 2014. 2015 is full his current tour of New Zealand and Australia to promote…

Comedy Fest Review: Kate Dehnert

Kate Dehnert’s ‘Pony Yell‘ is a unique show powered by a very unique individual. Encompassing the loose tale of a reluctant postie and her somewhat faithful pony in a rich fantasyland, ‘Pony Yell’ is a wonderfully diabolical mash-up of bizarre…

Le Noir Dark Side Of Cirque: Melbourne Review

The sun was noticeably absent in the production of Le Noir. Touted as the ‘dark side of Cirque’ the show, juxtaposing the concepts of innocence, darkness and sexuality, definitely lives up to its name. The performance proceeds along a timeline of darkness…