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Love Factually | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Love Factually | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Love Factually is a comedy show that takes easy aim at the fetid honeypot of gross sex stories that the animal world provides. If you’re after anything more daring, this is not your scene. Because that’s the problem, really. Love Factually is a show about weird sex. More specifically, it’s about weird animal sex (because weird […]

Review: Come Heckle Christ | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Come Heckle Christ | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Suzy Freeman writes … What would Jesus do? We asked, but sadly you’ll never know. At least, not until this show’s next run. Come Heckle Christ was a one-night-only show at this year’s Fringe, but given the enthusiasm of the crowd on the night, it seems unlikely to be the last we see of this […]

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: Nellie White is the Shitty Carer | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Nellie White is the Shitty Carer | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Patrick O’Duffy writes … ‘Anyone here a carer?’ asks comedian Nellie White as she kicks off her show. A few people nod or raise their hands, and she asks them whether they like it. It’s a low-key start to a show that, sadly, never manages to gain much more energy and falls short of the […]

Review: Sabrina D’Angelo’s Why Do I Dream? | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Sabrina D’Angelo’s Why Do I Dream? | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Andrea Davison writes … Sabrina D’Angelo is odd. There are no two ways about it. Whether you think she is hilariously odd or just plain weird will come down to your appreciation for the absurd and your willingness to sit uncomfortably waiting for a punch line. In Why Do I Dream, D’Angelo quietly takes her […]

Review: Lou Sanz Speaks Easy | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Lou Sanz Speaks Easy | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Patrick O’Duffy writes … Eighteen months ago, Lou Sanz was sitting pretty thanks to the success of her award-winning comedy show Neverending Storage. It should have been tours, yachts and rent boys from that point on. But the thing is, when you’re on top of the world you have further to fall, and instead of […]

Review: Songs for Europe | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Songs for Europe | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Nina D. Flanagan writes … I’m a fan of Eurovision. Every year I gather a group of friends, assemble European snacks, alcohol and scorecards: the strangest acts usually get the highest points from us. We vow to travel to the winning country and then forget the continent until Julia Zemiro ads herald the next advent of […]

Review: Raiders of the Temple of Doom’s Last Crusade | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Raiders of the Temple of Doom’s Last Crusade | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Patrick O’Duffy writes … In 1936, two-fisted archaeologist Indiana Jones is recruited by the US Government to prevent the rising Nazi Party from getting their hands on the ancient Ark of the Covenant. Aided by his former lover Marion Ravenwood and hunted by mercenary scholar Belloq, Indy … What the hell am I doing? Quick […]

Review: Andy and Darcy are: Home Alone | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Andy and Darcy are: Home Alone | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Mustafa Nuristani writes … All excited and ready for the show, I arrived fifteen minutes early to be told ‘doors will open at seven’, as expected. Fifteen minutes later the doors still hadn’t opened. When it did start, the opening song (about a 40-something-year-old-man in love and wanting to prey on a 12-year-old) did not […]