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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Alice Tovey – Mansplaining

The Butterfly Club hosts some of the best acts dancing the line between comedy and cabaret, and this MICF, Alice Tovey’s Mansplaining is one of the jewels in the festival’s belt. Accompanied by Ned Dixon on piano, Alice begins the show by blowing the sold-out audience away with her made-for-stage vocals. It takes a few seconds for you… Continue reading Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Alice Tovey – Mansplaining

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Dara O’Briain Live

Dara O’Briain has stepped onto Australian shores for the first time in 16 years, and Australia is all the better for his being here.  The audience at Hamer Hall very quickly learned that you need a minimum of two espressos to keep up with Dara’s fast-paced comedy (‘I’m Irish! This is how we talk!’), as he leapt through the prerequisite Australia-themed content. So… Continue reading Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Dara O’Briain Live

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Sam Simmons – A-K

Sam Simmons has his own brand of comedy. On the night I attended his show A-K, Simmons was very impressed that it was his first night with no walkouts — which may give an idea of the branding. A-K is Sam’s first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show since winning the 2015 Barry Awards and jetting off to share his… Continue reading Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Sam Simmons – A-K

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Aunty Donna – Big Boys

Aunty Donna have become Melbourne legends, gaining themselves a cult following and many TV appearances with their random-esque skits and live shows. Aunty Donna are somehow a mix between The Mighty Boosh and the Backstreet Boys, choreographed moves entwined with a lot of fake blood, both equally impressive. Their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Big Boys is best described as… Continue reading Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Aunty Donna – Big Boys

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Rose Matafeo – Sassy Best Friend

Rose Matafeo is a legend of the New Zealand screen, her TV show Funny Girls one of the best skit shows around. Turns out, she’s equally as funny doing standup in 3D in front of you. Rose’s show ‘Sassy Best Friend’ is a night of relatable hysterics for anyone not quite convinced they’d play the lead role in their… Continue reading Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Rose Matafeo – Sassy Best Friend

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Cal Wilson – Things I’ve Never Said

Cal Wilson is ready to spill her guts on stage for a paying audience — a wonderful premise. Cal was very excited at the lack of children in the front row, which provided the audience with just what tone to expect for the rest of the show. Apart from a lot of cat-centric content (A+), Wilson… Continue reading Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Cal Wilson – Things I’ve Never Said

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Port Fairy Folk Festival is Pure Magic

Port Fairy Folk Festival has long been an institution in the Folk scene of Victoria, a warm-up of sorts for the National Folk Festival held just a few weeks later. Celebrating it’s 41st birthday this year, I finally managed to get along after an entire lifetime of hearing wonderful things about it. This years line up was… Continue reading Port Fairy Folk Festival is Pure Magic