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Review: Dead Cat Bounce in Caged Heat

Review: Dead Cat Bounce in Caged Heat

Irish novelty musical comedy act (sorry guys, it’s fitting…) Dead Cat Bounce return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after sell out shows last year, and it’s clear that during their absence they’ve developed quite a following. They’ve kept some of the best elements of their last tour, including the leather print pants. Some of […]

Review: Jeff Green in Hear Me Out

Review: Jeff Green in Hear Me Out

British comedian Jeff Green is a whingin’ pom who has decided, for his new show, that he’s going to make Melbournians pay for the privilege of being told exactly what he thinks of Australia. Since he’s right for the most part, I think we should probably let him. He’s right about so many things that […]

Podcast: A Talk with Tony Martin

Podcast: A Talk with Tony Martin

Ahead of ten new episodes of A Quiet Word on ABC1, Tony Martin calls Matt Smith to have a chat about A Quiet Word, the legacy of Get This, The Scrivener’s Fancy, Twitter, his upcoming television projects, and funny videos of cats on YouTube. Podcast link and show description after the ‘read more’.

Review: Jason Byrne in Cirque du Byrne

Review: Jason Byrne in Cirque du Byrne

Make sure you book early for this one, Jason Byrne will be playing to packed theatres every time. The man’s hilarious. The second the energetic Irish comedian bounces out from behind the curtain, he dives into the audience and starts pulling people onto the stage. Before you know it, he’s managed to get the packed […]

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Review: George McEncroe in The Care Factor

So… That was unexpected. George McEncroe is a deceiving lady when she steps on stage. Her appearance, appropriately, is that of a mother of four who’s had command of a household for years. She quickly shows she’s more than that. That’s part of what makes her show disarming, she doesn’t stick to that persona at […]

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Podcast: A Talk with Adam Rozenbachs

Matt Smith and special guest co-host, Cal Wilson, speak to comedian Adam Rozenbachs about his continuing adventures of single life in his new show, Singledumber. There’s also some handy tips from Cal, explaining where Adam might be going wrong. Podcast link: A Talk with Adam Rozenbachs What’s happened? Why are you still single? For the […]

Podcast: A Talk with Fiona Scott-Norman

Podcast: A Talk with Fiona Scott-Norman

Matt Smith talks to Fiona Scott-Norman, who tries to convince him there’s still a reason to get down and boogie, when it’s quite clear that he’s committing something closer to murder on the dancefloor. Podcast link: A Talk with Fiona Scott-Norman How is disco music going to save the world? I’ve taken street street violence, […]

The Match Committee – I may need a Rosetta Stone for this one…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5NaLT992jQ[/youtube] The Match Committee is a series of webisodes set behind the scenes of a small footy team. I’ve long been missing the sporting gene, and would probably benefit from the use of subtitles when it comes to understanding the newly released second episode. But then again, maybe that’s the point? Starring Lawrence Mooney and […]

Podcast: A Talk with Cal Wilson

Podcast: A Talk with Cal Wilson

In the first Laugh Track podcast, Matt Smith talks to Cal Wilson about her upcoming show for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, ‘The Great Intender’. Podcast link: A Talk with Cal Wilson Your show this year is called ‘The Great Intender’. Tell me a bit about it. The weird thing with doing a show about […]

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is upon us…

The city of Melbourne will soon light up with laughs, as it does every year. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is a highlight of the calendar year for Victoria, and the city is crawling with comedy fans and comedians alike. With hundreds of official shows and a variety of unofficial offerings, there’s something to cater […]