Tag: comedy

Comedy Fest Review: Honeycomb Badgers on Acid

Honeycomb Badgers on Acid is Nicole Henriksen’s fourth full-length comedy show. She is a little ball of energy- we entered the room to her poised artistically in the middle of the audience’s seats, and gathering coats from the audience, before…

Comedy Fest Review: Lady Sings It Better

  A night at the Cabaret with four babes up on stage in matching outfits… except those outfits bear a mighty resemblance to the Wiggly rock stars of your youth. Lady definitely sings it better: if you’ve ever felt the…

Comedy Fest Review: A Bunch of Pirates

“I’m going to a transdimensional pirate comedy,” I told people at the Little Creatures/Little Veggie Patch Pop-Up last night. Yes indeed, the title alone of the Comedy Fest show ‘A Bunch of Pirates: A Transdimensional Adventure‘ got me excited. The plot…

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…

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…

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…