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Comedy Festival: Becky Lucas – Baby

Becky Lucas is undoubtedly a quirky, savvy, and grounded comedian whose name is becoming very prevalent in the comedy world. Her second solo show ‘Baby’ is currently generating a fair buzz at this year’s comedy festival, and is a fantastic…

Comedy Festival: Dan Pavatich – #1 Ninja

The premise for Dan Pavatich’s new sketch show ‘#1 Ninja’ appeared quite straightforward: An engaging seminar intercut with sketches outlining how to apply aspects of his experience and success as a ninja to our everyday world. Of course, knowing the…

Comedy Festival: Celia Pacquola

Celia Pacquola made me love her as soon as she uttered her first words on the stage at the beautiful Comedy Theatre: ‘Well this is a bit f*ckin fancy!’. The love only grew from there. Well into her 33rd year,…

Comedy Festival: Anne Edmonds – That’s Eddotainment

Anne Edmonds has been getting a lot of accolades in recent years, and a show like ‘That’s Eddotainment’ gives a good indication as to why. ‘That’s Eddotainment’ is very well-crafted and performed by a comedian who is proving, through a naturally…

Comedy Festival: Danny Bhoy – Please Untick This Box

Somewhere in my mother’s shed is a notebook from my teenage self that has ‘Danny Bhoy’ surrounded by love hearts. Yep. And I knew his DVDs line for line. If you know me in real life I’ve almost definitely quoted…

Comedy Festival: Sammy J and Randy

Sammy J and Randy are off on a new adventure. It’s a land of fun, excitement, and total decapitation ­­– is that not everything you have wanted from a night out? Sitting in the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre, watching a cardboard cutout…

Comedy Festival: Akmal

Akmal has been a regular at the Comedy Festival for many years. This year he’s back with a show simply called ‘Akmal’. Luckily, way more creativity goes into his performance than naming the show. Akmal is one of those comedians whose narrative seems…

Comedy Festival: Lonely Comedians’ Blind Dating Show Spectacular

In the Lonely Comedians’ Blind Dating Show Spectacular, Dave Warneke makes for a great host as he, assisted by the Dr. Professor of love Neal Portenza, asks lots of silly questions of guest comedians from the festival. There were two rounds,…

Comedy Festival: Stunt Lounge

Stunt Lounge is the creation of five young graduates from the famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus. It seems a little out of place on the bill at a comedy festival, although it does have some laughs. I’d say it’s 10%…

Comedy Festival: Comedians Against Humanity

I was warned…twice.  “Have you played the game ‘Cards against Humanity’ before?” asked some friends at get-together prior to the show.  “No,” I replied.  “Hilarious!  Crazy!” they said.  Then they cautioned, “It might be a bit un-PC, so just go…