The Moon In Me

By Lisa Clark Dylan Cole decided on a powerpoint-supported Dave Gorman-style adventure for this self-imposed experiment, where he reads his Horoscope at the end of each day for a year and sees whether it reflects the events in his life. Unfortunately or fortunately he chose to follow the Murdoch...

Andy & Nellie’s Secret Second Family Variety Show

By Colin Flaherty A Biscuit Heiress and a Quoits Champion find their marriage on the rocks. Rather than attending counselling, they slug it out at The Concerned Billionaire’s Club AGM where the Champs’ bastard children perform in an attempt to change his wifes’ mind not to leave him. The...

5 reasons to see The Impossible Showcase, by the Three Toms

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1: IMPOSSIBLE TALENT: Award winners, out of towners, local favourites, we lay in wait at their favourite bars, and emotionally blackmailed them into joining up. For you. 2: IMPOSSIBLE ACTS: They’re doing the things they’ve always wanted to try: shadow puppets, musical science-fiction, alternative endings; comedy gold you’ll see...

Toby Halligan: Tobylerone

By Noel Kelso If, like myself, you are a regular attendee of Melbourne comedy rooms you will have at some point encountered the routines of one Toby Halligan, a razor-witted comic with a topical turn of mind and an appetite for the political. He is one of the conspirators...

Once Were Pirates

By Elyce Phillips Once Were Pirates tells the story of Shane and Gareth (James Cook and Ben Clements), two pirates who become marooned in modern society and must struggle to discover their place within it. While Gareth goes out into the world to find work and make friends, Shane...

Bucket’s List

By Lisa Clark What a powerhouse pair; writer Sarah Collins who had packed houses of delighted choristers as writer/performer of last year’s wonderful Choir Girl and her partner gifted comic performer Justin Kennedy who can get a laugh from the smallest hand gesture or lifted brow. Last time they...

5 Good Reasons to see Tres Miserables

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1. Tres Miserables is the only three-person parody show of Les Miserables in the Fringe Festival in 2014! 2. Tres Mis sold out every show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this year and it’s on for seven nights only. 3. It’s still about students, protests, love triangles...

The Sound of Nazis

By Lisa Clark Comedies about Nazis are not new. From Chaplin and Jack Benny to Hogan’s Heroes and The Producers, comedy is fabulous at bringing bullies down to size and Nazis make great villains. It sounds like a fabulous choice for a second production from the team who created...

Stuart Daulman is an Absolute Credit

By Elyce Phillips Stuart Daulman (of Wizard Sandwiches and Fancy Boy) returns to the Melbourne Fringe this year with his second solo show. Stuart Daulman is an Absolute Credit sees the comic in familiar character-acting territory while he performs his stand-up, however, a twist towards more personal storytelling provides...

Kitchen Cosmology by Chris Lassig

By Noel P Kelso This will be my second review of a science-related show this Fringe Festival, this time the subject matter is the larger scale of the Universe rather than the origins of life itself. This show held a special attraction for me as I have always had...