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Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016: The Plus Ones’ guide

Returning for its sixth year, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival has shaped up to be one of the city’s major winter art events, an incubator for local talent with a sprinkling of stellar international artists.  Running from Tuesday 14 until Sunday…

Comedy Festival: Diana Nguyen – Naked

Diana Nguyen’s ‘Naked‘ is a little gem of a show. Perfect for an after work pick-me-up, the 5.30pm start gives you just enough time to get out of work, get to The Butterfly Club, get your glass of SSB, and get…

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…

Comedy Festival: The Big HOO-HAA! – Cliffhanger

Improv comedy is one of my all-time favourite things to go to. At university, I sometimes went up to two or three times a week during a brief heyday. So it’s with great authority that I can recommend The Big…

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…

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’….

Soothplayers: Smooth Shakespearean Improv.

Shakespeare and improvisation come together cleverly and slickly in ‘Soothplayers’; an hour of improvised theatre intended to be portrayed by the players on stage as though the Bard himself had written their dialogue. Commitment to the Shakespearean devices and language…

‘When I Grow Up’ cabaret at The Butterfly Club

‘When I Grow Up‘  is the solo cabaret debut from local talent Anne Gasko, an easy and upbeat blend of stand-up, storytelling, and song. Anne brings the audience along on a journey from her childhood to the realities of a…

Comma Sutra at The Butterfly Club

When I agreed to go see ‘Comma Sutra’ on Friday night, I didn’t consider just how much pressure there would be to write a grammatically perfect review on a self-confessed grammar nazi’s comedy/cabaret show. And pressure makes commas go astray. So…