Fergus Neal11 March 2016
“I don’t like hotels. They’re a bit lifeless aren’t they?” I follow Ben to the elevator. In the elevator. Ben’s curious about my recording device. I hand it over to him.
Tess Waters is storming this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Having sold-out all her shows in Perth and Adelaide, Tessa beings her iconic style of physicalised, sketch, and straight stand-up comedy to Melbourne.
The Travelling Sisters have a determination, tenacity and evocative joy that is taking them to incredible places at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Lucy Peach stars as the greatest human being in her award-winning show My Greatest Period Ever.
Guy Montgomery has the linguistic ability and dissertation of a young Freud.
When I first saw Matt Vasquez perform comedy, I was about to go on stage. His first impression was legendary and the marksmanship of a great comedian.
When Orny Adams walks in. I almost don’t recognise him. Clad in a leather jacket, I quickly cue his unmistakable energy.
Stepping into Aunty Donna’s office, I feel like Neil Armstrong diving into a timeless dimension of space.
After months of deliberation, money spent, and socialists held at bay, the 2017 Commerce faculty has cemented a deal with The North Face, which will see the popular ‘puffer jacket’ become a mandatory uniform for all Commerce students over the next five years.
It’s a big leap from interviewing a series of comedians to talking to one of the world’s most influential philosophers.
Near crippling anxiety isn’t usually a trait many would ascribe to a successful comedian.
Last time he was at UniMelb a sausage was thrown at him from a BBQ adjacent to the stage where he was preforming a stand-up gig on North Court.
Dave himself, seems to be surprised he’s on stage and performs as thought this is a dream.
Her style and ability to explore new frontiers, turning stand up into a truly artistic medium, is invigorating.
Felicity Ward’s energy and enthusiasm for what she does is contagious.
I leave the show having laughed jovially, while having also learnt more than I thought possible at a comedy show.
Fergus Neal has a stand-up sit down with some of the best comedians in Australia.
We sit down with Sammy J and Randy ahead of their show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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