5 good reasons to see Emma J Hawkins in I am not a Unicorn!

not a unicorn
1: You’ll meet a host of quirky characters that inhabit Emma’s world including John the train driver (an average bloke), the wicked queen and the rare horned beast. 2: I am not a Unicorn is peppered with moments so immersive that the audience truly gets to feel what it...

Laura Davis – Ghost Machine

By Elyce Phillips After the success of last year’s ‘Pillow of Strength’, Laura Davis is back at MICF with her new show ‘Ghost Machine’. Appearing before the audience as a ghost, Davis tackles the big questions surrounding our existence – What are we made of? How real are our...

5 Good Reasons to see Juan Vesuvius in Calypso Nights

Calypso Nights
1) Calypso Music can cure asthma 2) How many Venezuelan DJs (who are also maraca experts) are you gonna see this month? 3) There is a sequel to Calypso Nights called ‘Juan Two’ that you will not understand if you don’t see this first one. 4) I have a...

Rhys Nicholson : Forward

By Noel P Kelso Rhys Nicholson has inadvertently created a new superhero as he sashays onto the stage and declares himself to be ‘supergay’. His show ‘Forward’ has an apt title. This is comedy which is very bold in its presentation and unashamedly camp. It is also an indication...

5 Good Reasons to See Tom McLean Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn

Dropping a Vase
1. It’s got high-brow humour Tom McLean Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn has a bunch of jokes in it about contemporary art, ambient music, and intellectual property law as encountered by Jimi Hendrix. You’ll leave TMDHDU feeling intelligent, refreshed and glad that your powerful mind has been catered to....

Angus Brown and Demi Lardner are Best Good Show

By Elyce Phillips Angus Brown and Demi Lardner are off to mortician school! It’s meant to be an adventure, but things take a dark turn when dead bodies start turning up where they shouldn’t. With the cops getting tangled in a web of confusion, it’s down to Angus and...

5 Good REASONS TO SEE Jonestown: GUINEA PIGS

Jonestown Guinea pigs
 1. You love weird psychological experiments: We’ve got them all and we’re gonna misrepresent them! We’re the Doctor Phil of comedy!  2. You put stock in awards and such: We don’t ourselves but, if you’re interested, we were nominated for the Golden Gibbo in 2014 and won the Moosehead...

Jonestown – Guinea Pigs

By Lisa Clark  When stand-up/ventriloquist Sarah Jones and standup/magician Nicholas Johnson got together to create the wildly successful Pajama Party it was pretty obvious that they have a fabulous rapport as a comedy team. It’s wonderful to see them build on that as Jonestown with their new Moosehead Awarded...

Quiet Achievers

By Elyce Phillips Melbourne has always had a strong improv scene. All year round, there’s a good range of groups you can see in any given week. However, while the nature of improv means you’re getting something different every time, you often see the same games and formats time and...

Frank Hampster’s Fart Lab

By Colin Flaherty Frank Hampster’s Fart Lab is a show with a bit of an identity crisis. Its subject matter ensures that it’s a hit with kids but it is performed at 8:30pm. It’s almost watershed timeslot suggests that we can expect plenty of ribald toilet humour but being...