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Topic archives: MICF 2012

Review: The Horne Section | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 17, 2012

It’s hard to say whether the descriptor ‘jazz-infused comedy’, as listed on the Comedy Festival website, really does The Horne Section any justice. It’s best to state now that such a description fails to encapsulate this show at all, the heady, delicious juggernaut that it is. The Horne Section doesn’t really attempt to be anything other than […]

Review: Imaan Hadchiti in Bigger Than Jesus | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Imaan Hadchiti in Bigger Than Jesus | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 17, 2012

Imaan Hadchiti’s wicked 2011 show, A Little Perspective, was a tantalising promise to the audience that this little guy (at something like 3-foot-nothing in height) had a crazy knack for bulldozing people who patronised him for being a ‘little person’. So it was with keen interest that I approached his latest offering, Bigger Than Jesus, […]

Review: Nick Coyle in Me Pregnant! | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Nick Coyle in Me Pregnant! | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 11, 2012

Me Pregnant! has very little to do with actually being pregnant. It features only in the beginning, when the story revolves around the monstrous survivor of a doomed litter and their mother. The person who led some terrorised villagers to slay the beast ends up living a life of isolation and despair after the villagers […]

Review: Sammy J and Randy in The Inheritance | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Sammy J and Randy in The Inheritance | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 10, 2012

Sammy J and (purple puppet) Randy are back for yet another round at the Comedy Festival with The Inheritance. There’s singing, some sword-fighting, creepy caretakers, ghosts and some ‘fully sick’ songs about subwoofers. Watching a show featuring Sammy J and Randy is like meeting someone who’s overdone the plastic surgery – there’s a little too […]