Comedy

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.

11 April 2018
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.

Guy Montgomery
Interview: Guy Montgomery

Guy Montgomery has the linguistic ability and dissertation of a young Freud.

“500 breakups, 3 cancelled engagements and the end of one 15-year marriage”—Talking Comedy with Daniel Sloss

It’s basically me trying to work out whether or not I’m a sociopath. It’s my rebuttal to the claims that I’m a sociopath.

4 April 2018
Review: Rose Matafeo’s Horndog

There’s an old adage people like to use when explaining comedy, which is “comedy equals tragedy plus time”. Although the abundance of depressed and alcoholic comedians seems to support this saying, it is also true that comedy can come from many different, happy emotions and from positive experiences. Rose Matafeo’s Horndog is a show primarily about celebrating things that this young, New Zealander stand-up loves and it’s a delightful change of pace.

Interview: Matt Vasquez

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.

Chinese Comedy and #MeToo: An Interview with Comedian Des Bishop

American-Irish comedian Des Bishop has been enormously successful performing stand-up, creating multiple documentaries, and appearing on TV around the globe.

27 March 2018
Review: Orny Adams—More Than Loud

Despite the startling scene, Orny advised we take a five minute break before getting back with the show as we formed little discussion groups about the brawl. Orny returned with a sombre tone as he reminded us what we all love about comedy, especially his brand of comedy. It never seeks to divide. It’s to make us all laugh. He looked at us and pumped his fist in the air (or at least that’s what it felt like) and sought to reclaim the night from the assholes—one of whom couldn’t keep a shirt on. The night ended on a high note as Orny wrapped up his material and left us with the last laugh. 

26 March 2018
Interview: Orny Adams—Once Comedy’s Antagonised Underdog

Speaking about failure, Orny said: “It’s frustrating, it’s angering, it’s not easy, and it’s painful. It’s a lot of pain. You can’t intellectualize what’s going on. It doesn’t make sense to you, you know you’re capable of something and you’re not being allowed to do it. It’s that sense of injustice which I think is something that we all feel in life.”

20 March 2018
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