Ross Noble – Tangentleman

By Elyce Phillips  It’s difficult to know where to begin when reviewing a Ross Noble show. So much of his material is reliant on whatever he happens to notice in the crowd that opening night will no doubt be entirely different to the nights that follow. But the one constant...

Dave Callan – A Little Less Conversation 2: A Little More Less Conversation

By Lisa Clark  Anyone who saw Dave Callan’s A Little Less Conversation or has laughed at his astounding version of “All the Single Ladies” dance routine will understand the sort of work Dave will put into making dance funny for his audience. This is his most polished show yet...

Claire Hooper – School Camp

By Elyce Phillips We all remember things differently. Some of us might like to think we have near photographic memories, but we can never be certain we’re recalling things exactly as they happened. We have a tendency to twist our personal histories into something that’s more palatable. In School Camp,...

Clem Bastow – Escape From L.A.

By Elyce Phillips  After a run at Bar Open during the Melbourne Fringe, Clem Bastow has brought a new and improved version of Escape From L.A. to the Comedy Festival. For those who missed it the first time around, Bastow tells her story of fleeing to East Hollywood to...

Madeleine Culp – Madeleine Schmadeleine

By Lisa Clark  Well it’s pretty obvious what Madeleine Culp is trying to achieve with Madeleine Schmadeleine; deluded TV star on a desperate downward spiral, it’s not a particularly new concept and unfortunately Madeleine Culp isn’t able to bring anything fresh to it or make it work for her as a...

Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen – In Conversation With Lionel Corn

By Elyce Phillips  When you walk into the Forum Theatre for In Conversation With Lionel Corn, you could easily be walking into any Wheeler Centre event of the year. Tonight’s guest is Lionel Corn (Andrew Hansen) in discussion with a Radio National host (Chris Taylor). Taylor does a great...

Hunter Smith – I Feel Bad About My Tattoo

By Sofia Monkiewicz  Tattoos are a permanent fashion choice: one which can either be worn proudly every day for the rest of your life or, if you are like Hunter Smith, be a sad and endless stamp of regret. Smith really hates his tattoo, and who can blame him?...

Dave Warneke Dates The Entire Audience

By Lisa Clark  Having enjoyed Dave Warneke’s work in various group shows, most recently as host of the cute late night Facty Fact celebrity quiz show, I was curious to see Dave’s solo work. Well my curiosity is still not quite sated but I enjoyed Dave Warneke Dates The...

Khaled Khalafalla – Happy

By Luke Simmons This man is raw.  And when I say raw, I mean Eddie Murphy Raw – not newbie raw.  Khaled’s appeal comes from his willingness to push boundaries and take you out of your comfort zone. And after seeing his show, it’s no wonder Jim Jeffries recently enlisted...

Gentlemen of Deceit – Incognito

By Sofia Monkiewicz  Who doesn’t love a magic show? It’s not hard to enjoy being amazed by impossible illusions, astounded by card tricks, and blown away by disappearing objects. Magicians are generally pretty charismatic by definition, as they need to gain the trust and attention of their audience, but...