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Review: Kitty Flanagan in Hello Kitty Flanagan | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Kitty Flanagan in Hello Kitty Flanagan | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedians have a rare opportunity that they must use wisely – the chance to air their grievances about the world to a captive audience. Kitty Flanagan makes the most of this, and does so in fine style.

Review: Geraldine Hickey in Love or a Slab of Fudge | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Geraldine Hickey in Love or a Slab of Fudge | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

In the rather small Ladies’ Lounge at the Forum Theatre, Geraldine Hickey is definitely in-your-face. Hickey’s Love or a Slab of Fudge is a personal narrative told for comic effect, and it is funny, if you don’t mind some rather crude humour, too-much-information on occasion, and plenty of swearing.

Hannah Gadsby in Happiness is a Bedside Table | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Hannah Gadsby in Happiness is a Bedside Table | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

It seems to be a common theme of this year’s festival – comedians talking about growing up, becoming an adult, getting their own place. Hannah Gadsby’s Happiness is a Bedside Table is in this vein – Gadsby delights in having a safe place for her all-important glasses, in being ‘captain of the fridge’, and in […]

Anne Edmonds in The Quarter Cabbage | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Anne Edmonds in The Quarter Cabbage | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

For comedy-goers who are used to stand-up fare of personal anecdote or disconnected one-liners, Anne Edmonds in The Quarter Cabbage will either be a refreshing change or a bit of a shock. The Quarter Cabbage is a mix of theatre and comedy, with Edmonds effectively playing the role of four strangers who each wander into […]

Review: Karl Chandler has (literally) 1.5 million jokes | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Karl Chandler has (literally) 1.5 million jokes | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

STOP IT! STOP LAUGHING so I can tell you my next joke! How often do you hear that line from a comedian on stage? Probably not a lot, but the audience jammed into the Pizza Room at the Forum were having such a great time that Karl Chandler really did have to tell us to […]

Review: Claire Hooper in Plums | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Claire Hooper in Plums | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Whether or not you were a Good News Week viewer, there’s a sense of familiarity about Claire Hooper. In Plums, she seems instantly at ease in the bright spotlight of the Cloak Room at Melbourne Town Hall.

Review: Dixie Longate in My Bags Went Where? | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Dixie Longate in My Bags Went Where? | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Dixie Longate is back for this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, but with her luggage gone on to Victoria’s deep south without her there ain’t quite enough Tupperware for a party. So instead of the full-blown Tupperware show complete with catalogues that audiences experienced last year, she’s here to tell us stories of her travels […]

Review: Jimeoin in WHAT?! | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Jimeoin in WHAT?! | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Luke Buckmaster writes… Having swanned between comedy stages for over two decades, pulling faces and rattling off puns with that distinctive Irish twang, Jimeoin is the sort of comedian relegated to a distant memory: an old TV show, a radio spot, a movie, a poster with his beaming face on it.

Review: Abigoliah Schamaun – Girl Going to Hell | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Review: Abigoliah Schamaun – Girl Going to Hell | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Patrick O’Duffy writes… ‘I’m sorry we’re starting 40 minutes late’, says big-booted and tattooed Abigoliah Schamaun at the start of her show. ‘There was a clown in here before me. I yelled at him and made him cry. I made a clown cry.’ I like her already.