5 Good Reasons why you should see The Umbilical Brothers: KiDSHoW (not suitable for children)

Umbilical Bros Kidshow
1.  It has singing, storytelling, smiles, happy dancing, fight scenes and murder. 2.  It’ll be even more fun than last year.  And there won’t be any kids there. 3.  If you’re into deconstructive comedy, this is for you.  Not only does it deconstruct theatrical reality and kids’ entertainment, it will...

Matt Okine – The Other Guy

By Noel Kelso  This year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival I have made a conscious decision to see a broader range of comics than in previous years. For me, that means attending performances by some of the more established names rather than limiting my viewing to the smaller...

Neil Hamburger – Discounted Entertainer

By Elyce Phillips  As he shuffles onto the stage at the Portland, Neil Hamburger (Gregg Turkington) cuts a tragic figure. His oily comb-over is slicked firmly to his skull, the four drinks he cradles in the crook of his arm slosh over his tuxedo with every movement he makes. The...

Penny Greenhalgh : Pop Pop

By Lisa Clark Pop Pop is a show that needs an audience… well, requires an audience….Well, without one there is not much show. Despite Penny’s obviously well-honed stage skills, this show was a bit of a disappointment for me because it was not my cup of tea as I’m...

5 Good Reasons to see Jekyll x James – Cactus Blastus

Jekyll X James
1. We were nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringe World this year. Look, let’s not beat around the bush, I mean, we’re about to take over the world. Every second you spend reading this article is a second we’re getting more famous and jaded. Come bask in the...

Isabella Valette – Media Release

By Sofia Monkiewicz After a successful season at last year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, Isabella Valette has brought her cabaret-style show Media Release to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with a few changes in place and many more laughs to be had. The performance centres on April Fools, a fame-hungry...

Wolf Tokyo Club At Rehearsal

By Colin Flaherty Wolf Tokyo Club are a struggling band trying to get through a rehearsal. As much as Anton wants to get through a single take of his new love song, the others would rather be talking about or doing something else. Ahh…the joys of working with bunch...

Alice Fraser : Savage

By Lisa Clark Alice has been going through a rough time. The sort of time that might make some people want to withdraw to a quiet place for a while and not have to entertain a bunch of strangers for a month but the show must go on and...

5 Good Reasons to see Jen Carnovale : Give Us A Smile

Jen Carnovale
1. It’s Jens first ever solo show in Melbourne and if you believe what these smart (super smart) people have to say, you should probably buy tickets. ‘Perfect Timing’ -Funny Women UK ‘Brilliant’ – Comedy Estonia ‘You’re a chick’ – Brilliant Mind from Newcastle 2. It’s on at 7:15pm...

5 Good Reasons to see Tune Your Own Adventure

Tune Your Own Adventure
1. Each show is a completely improvised musical, that no one else will ever see again! 2. You can bring your kids. Tune Your Own Adventure is totally family friendly! 3. It’s cheap! A whole family can enjoy the show for under $50 – something you can’t say for...