Tag: comedy

Comedy Festival: Reuben Kaye – Plugged!

I first saw Reuben Kaye perform at Butterfly Club about three years ago when I relocated from London to Melbourne. It was a bittersweet time, I was homesick for London but happy to have found a home in the wonderful…

Comedy Festival: Kyle Kinane – Terrestrial Woes

The yellow shirted comedy festival crew ushered a huge crowd into one of the largest rooms at Roxanne on a chilly Tuesday night. The crowd shuffled in mirthlessly but eventually settled in for one of the top international billings of…

Comedy Festival: Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

How have I missed Ali McGregor‘s show up until now, when she has been doing them for a decade! It just shows how big the Melbourne Comedy Festival has become. Ali, resplendent in black chiffon and wearing a sequinned turban belted…

Comedy Festival: Zanzoop – Feeble Minds

Zanzoop is an explosion of sporadic charming nonsense and you must see it. ‘It’s Dr Phil on ketamine, it’s stupid but it will change everything’. This is the tagline of the show and it’s frankly completely accurate. The show is delivered from…

Comedy Festival: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Have you ever been to a restaurant where the whole night went horribly wrong? That is the premise of the Faulty Towers Dining Experience, a Melbourne Comedy Festival show based on the British hit sitcom Fawlty Towers. There wasn’t any waldorf…

Comedy Festival: Frank Woodley – Extra Ordinary

Just when you think summer is gone and mid March brings those cold nights in, the Comedy Festival guide is released and it’s all smiles again. For my first show of the season, it’s Frank Woodley at the Melbourne Town…

Comedy Festival: Magic Steven – I’m Proud of You

It was after a long day that we went to see Magic Steven‘s ‘I’m Proud of You’.  The Lawler of Southbank Theatre was well attended, except the front row. My partner, not afraid of the front row, suggested we sit there. …

Comedy Festival: Diana Nguyen – Naked

Diana Nguyen’s ‘Naked‘ is a little gem of a show. Perfect for an after work pick-me-up, the 5.30pm start gives you just enough time to get out of work, get to The Butterfly Club, get your glass of SSB, and get…

Comedy Festival: Jen Carnovale – Wronger Than You

Jen Carnovale probably wanted to talk about all the successes in her life, but instead brings us her show, ‘Wronger than You’, in which she regales us with her failed attempts to be an adult. Well, not totally failed, but…

Comedy Festival: Rose Callaghan – Rose Before Hoes

Rose Callaghan returns with a solo show this year, ‘Rose Before Hoes’.  Those who are not familiar with her humourous take on her place in world should very well want to get around to seeing her at this year’s festival. Callaghan…