Tag: comedy

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: 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…

Comedy Festival: Eileen Williams – Irrelevant

Eileen Williams is a delightful character, and her show ‘Irrelevant’ is anything but what the title suggests. With Eileen having to take the mantle of her husband’s bigoted campaign in front of a crowd of people she was unprepared to…

Comedy Festival: Clara Cupcakes – Hot Patootie

Following up from her Golden Gibbo nominated masterpiece ‘The Merchant of Whimsy’, Clara Cupcakes returns this year with something both very different and very familiar. ‘Hot Patootie’ brings all the joy, unrestrained silliness and expert vaudeville surrealism that Clara has…

You’ve seen Shakespeare’s Bottom, now see Alan’s

You could kick off your night  in no better way than to listen in on the daft rumination of Nick Bottom, a minor character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as portrayed by Melbourne comic actor Alan Lovett in  ‘Bottom’s Dream’….

March 2016: What To Do and Where To Go

As Autumn descends upon us, we look for awesome events to distract ourselves with from the impending, inevitable cold winds and rain to come. Here are our top picks of how to stay warm, while also staying cool: Festival of Live Art (1…