Tag: MICF 2016

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…

Comedy Festival: Mae Martin – Us

Introducing Gay Mae. Or is she? In her comedy show ‘Us‘, Mae Martin investigates the ridiculousness of labelling sexuality and the unwarranted concern of other people. Mae Martin is just a little bit ridiculously lucky, growing up in a household…

Comedy Festival: Neal Portenza

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Comedy Festival: Impro Melbourne – Grand Theft Impro

The Impro Melbourne crew have been delighting audiences with their antics since 1996. For 2 decades they have performed and taught nationally and internationally, including in Asia, Europe, the Americas and South Africa. They now bring to Melbourne – for…

Comedy Festival: Arj Barker

What’s the worst thing that any comedy-goer fears when seeing stand-up. Being late. Being late to a person who can take you apart for being late. Well we were late, only five mins and to my relief Arj Barker wasn’t…

Comedy Festival: Kate Dehnert – Shambalam

What happens when an asteroid hits Earth and a new species arises? It is something that I have pondered from time to time but I don’t think I have given it as much thought as Kate. In her Melbourne Comedy Festival…

Comedy Festival: Eli Matthewson – Faith

Near the beginning of Eli Matthewson’s ‘Faith’ we are informed of his concerns that people may get the wrong impression of his show through its poster. To those who make take the joke seriously, it is a show about losing…

Comedy Festival: Dinosaur Park – The Jurassic Parody

I love Jurassic Park.  I love Jurassic Park as much as a pack of velociraptors likes to take down a team of camouflaged mercenaries one by one in the jungle.  Being the heavyweight fan that I am, I had high…