Tag: MICF 2016

Comedy Festival: Radio Variety Hour

Old-timey radio shows are my jam. So when I saw Radio Variety Hour was playing, I knew it was one of my must-see shows at the Comedy Festival. What’s more fun than watching a radio play come to life, complete with…

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Comedy Festival: Liam Ryan – OH GOD IT’S BEHIND YOU

Imagine, you’re at your brother’s wedding, you are the best man, the time has come to present the rings, and you have proceeded to pull everything out of your pockets: a bandaid and one ring, but the other? ‘OH GOD…

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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: Ben Russell and Xavier Michelides – Nö Shöw

Ben Russell and Xavier Michelides are two very proficient performers and comedians whose character work has earned them significant reputations. ‘Nö Shöw’ at this year’s Comedy Festival immediately became a top suggestion, with the premise of these two comics collaborating…

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…