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Countdown to a comedy catalyst

Countdown to a comedy catalyst

Wes Gardner is part of the team behind Slutmonster and Friends, a recent Melbourne International Comedy Festival success story. Here, he writes about being on the other side of the comedy curtain  and tells the story of the show’s development—from end to beginning. The end of the festival We are in a stuffy bar packed with comedians at […]

Review: Edge! | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Edge! | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Suzy Freeman writes … This year’s Melbourne Fringe sees Rachel Davis and Isabel Angus of Grisabel Comedy return to the stage in their new show, Edge!. Their last offering, All of the Things, was well received at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this year, and was about, well, everything. About wanting all of the […]

Review: Satan's Finest | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Satan's Finest | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Alana Mitchelson writes … Mitch Alexander and Jackson Voorhaar pitch themselves as die-hard metal heads, but I can’t say the material or quality of their performance had me entirely convinced. I walked into the show with the expectation they were to devote the next hour towards poking fun at the stereotypical modern metal head. And […]

Review: Black Faggot | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Black Faggot | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Mustafa Nuristani writes … While saying ‘black faggot’ can be difficult for some to stomach, if you can get over it, you will enjoy the show. The theatre was filling up fast as the show debuted in Melbourne. It started with a cliché joke, which was very much intentional, as it broke the ice and got […]

Review: Rama Nicholas in Death Rides a Horse | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Rama Nicholas in Death Rides a Horse | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Patrick O’Duffy writes … In the Texas town of Coyote, a horse quietly grazes, whinnies and then sings a song—a song about a rootin’ tootin’ cowgirl, a flamboyant dancer and He Who Comes to All. And that’s just for starters. Actor and improviser Rama Nicholas steps away from the improv troupe to perform this one-woman […]

Review: Wordgasm Smackdown | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Wordgasm Smackdown | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Isabelle Lane writes … Wordgasm Smackdown styles itself as the ‘Fight Club for word nerds’. Alas, it appears Brad Pitt, who may have been able to provide some respite from the evening’s high jinks in the form of brooding eye candy, was unavailable on this occasion. In keeping with the boxing theme it employs, Wordgasm […]

Review: Impromptunes | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Impromptunes | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Carmelene  Greco writes … The debut of the spontaneous and eccentric musical-theatre spectacular, Impromptunes, was a success. To start, the audience was asked to come up with the title of the show. On this night they settled on ‘The Beer Drinkers’. The result was unprecedented comical genius, and the creativity and skill with which the performers instantly […]

Review: Twice Shy | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Twice Shy | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Amy Freund writes … Get ready to laugh, cringe or even cry at as you follow two rather unfortunate souls who are unlucky in love, life, and, well, everything at the Fringe Festival’s Twice Shy. The story begins when booklover Rosemary and dinosaur-fanatic Jonathan’s lives literally collide. The precise encounter, at 6:31 pm, begins a […]

Review: Inside the Egg: The Life of Anne Geddes’ Prisoner Children | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Inside the Egg: The Life of Anne Geddes’ Prisoner Children | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Nicole Humphreys writes … Deep inside the egg are some very troubled souls. Traumatised adults are still trying to recover from their premature fame as an Anne Geddes baby. What did Anne do to these babies? Sam Allen and Chris Harrigan’s imaginative show takes us through a variety of characters struggling to come to grips […]

Review: Darkness and Light | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Darkness and Light | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Alana Mitchelson writes … It’s one thing for a comedian to playfully poke fun at themselves within a lighthearted context, but this show takes the notion of outlaying your vulnerabilities in the name of comedy to an entirely new headspace. Often using confronting subject matter as a springboard for comic effect, Darkness and Light highlights […]