Tag: comedy

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…

Comedy Festival: 3 States of Comedy – Reinstated

‘3 States of Comedy’ makes a triumphant return this year as ‘Reinstated’. For those unacquainted with the premise of this newly traditional multi-bill show, three comedians, generally with mixed performance styles, battle it out with roughly twenty minute sets while representing…

Comedy Festival: Paul Culliver – The Honeypot

Politics, gender equality, and racial issues are bold premises to set your solo comedy show alight with, yet Paul Culliver adeptly handles and weaves his way through such material in a sharp-minded manner with his current show ‘The Honeypot’. Coming…

Comedy Festival: The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know

The headline kind of says it all! Simpsons lovers across Melbourne rejoiced at the chance to experience Yianni Agisilaou’s ode to one of the greatest TV series of all time, ‘The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know’. A series that,…

Comedy Festival: Jimmy McGhie – Winged Goddess of Victory

I spent a little of Saturday evening seeing an import, Jimmy McGhie, my first non-Aussie performer for this Comedy Festival. The title of the show, ‘Winged Goddess of Victory’ refers to his proclivity for purchasing expensive sportswear, but this makes…

Comedy Festival: Stephen Amos – The Laughter Master

Stephen Amos is a Melbourne Comedy Festival pro. He has been attending the festival and entertaining Melburnians for over a decades, and this year he has two performances! An intimate talk show and the larger ‘The Laughter Master’. I was lucky…

Comedy Festival: RAW Comedy National Grand Final

The tension was palpable and the crowd was pumped. Who would be crowned the RAW Comedy National Grand Final 2016 champion? My +1 and I took our seats in the balcony of the almost sold out Melbourne Town Hall. Everyone…

Comedy Festival: Cath Styles – Shift

Many nurses have stories which could keep us both amused and horrified for ages. Most just tell those stories to their friends. Cath Styles tells all of us about her ‘steady relationship with nursing’ and her ‘hot fling with comedy’. Cath’s…

Comedy Festival: Sameena Zehra – Homicidal Pacifist

We’re in the midst of Melbourne International Comedy Festival and there’s peels of laugher flying around the city… along with awkward silences and those sad moments where you are laughing at – not with – the performer. There’s a plethora…

Comedy Festival: Axis of Awesome

Something has changed with The Axis Of Awesome. Yep, you guessed it, Lee’s follicles have evacuated and he’s now decisively bald. The AOA are music comedy deities – you’ve almost definitely heard their ‘4 Chords’ song on YouTube before, a…