comedy

Review: Becky Lucas—Cute Funny Smart Sexy Beautiful

Becky’s show is like a light-hearted, insightful water-cooler type conversation with the girl that works at your office that shares just a little too much about their sex life.

19 April 2018
Tessa Waters
Interview: Tessa Waters

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.

14 April 2018
Interview: The Travelling Sisters

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.

Review: Celia Pacquola is an Absolute Delight

Clever, warm and honest, Pacquola effortlessly intertwines hilarious personal anecdotes including her reaction to being flashed by a man while out with a friend, with serious undertones of her grappling with her unbalanced mental health. The latter is particularly poignant, as Pacquola has publicly climbed the ladder of success and fame over the last couple of years, for which she notes the majority of the audience would have come expecting “that nice girl from the ABC”.

13 April 2018
Review: Josh Glanc’s All-in-One Comedy Spectacular

From a wannabe bike rider bustling through Melbourne’s CBD to an NFL star promoting the benefits of using raw fish and a magical Chicken Tikka Masala wrap, viewers have a lot to be charmed by. By the end, Glanc is down to nothing but his underwear, proving that this modern, millennial themed show strays far from the classics.

12 April 2018
Review: Fall in Love with Rhys Nicholson

The setting of the Swiss club, a restaurant/bar/function space serving the delicacies of Switzerland, oddly suited eccentrically charming Nicholson, noting it as an ideal location if a war were to suddenly break out on Flinders Lane. Seminal is the eight solo stand up show of trouper Nicholson, joining notable Bonda Fide, which was nominated for the best show award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2016.

Double Denim
Review: Double Denim Adventure Show

Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew, who together make up the comedy duo double denim, present Double Denim Adventure Show during this years’ Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) season.

11 April 2018
Daniel Sloss
Scottish Comedian Daniel Sloss Brings his New Show Now to MICF

It was with cautious optimism that I returned to Federation Square to see Daniel Sloss’ latest show Now.

Matt Okine
Matt Okine’s The Hat Game: Now Showing at MICF

You may know Matt Okine from his time as half of Triple J’s Matt & Alex breakfast show, but take it from me, this is the year to sample his stand-up.

Lucy Peach
Interview: Lucy Peach

Lucy Peach stars as the greatest human being in her award-winning show My Greatest Period Ever.

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