Shakesprovisation

By Sofia Monkiewicz  Improvisation always impresses me when it is done well. The concept of creating a scene on the spot in front of an audience is a real talent, and to actually put together an entire play with a plot, characters and themes, well, I think that is...

Recipients of the 2015 Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Awards

Jonestown
Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Awards are more like a supportive grant and 2 – 4 applicants are chosen each year depending on how exciting and different the ideas are. It is a way of promoting creativity in Comedy and the award includes The Comedy Channel Director’s Grant, which engages a director...

Anthony Jeannot is Unaccept-a-bubble

By Elyce Phillips  Bubbles are magical things. We all have memories of playing with them as children, of how they can lift your spirits as they float in the wind. However, they are also fragile, impermanent, and destined to dissolve. In Unaccept-a-bubble Anthony Jeannot explores moments of helplessness and...

The Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards

Watson Afraid of the Dark
By Lisa Clark It’s the last Saturday night of Fringe so it must be Fringe Awards Night. We’re very pleased and excited to announce that the Winner of Best Comedy catagory is Watson for their comedy Horror show Who’s Afraid of The Dark which was set in Melbourne Gaol....

Lee Naimo in Finding Lee

By Lisa Clark  You might know Lee Naimo better as the guy with the guitar in the widely and wildly popular rock comedy act Axis of Awesome, he is also well known in impro circles as a National Theatre Sports Champion and was involved in the festival show Scrabble...

Laura Davis – Pillow of Strength

By Hannah Frazer A refreshingly honest storytelling of love, loving and kick in the guts heartbreak. Laura Davis is unashamedly bold and unique in her show Pillow of Strength. From the moment you enter the room you begin to gain a greater understanding of the personality that is Davis....

Clem Bastow – Escape From L.A.

By Elyce Phillips When she was 13 years old, Clem Bastow decided she was going to move to Hollywood and become a screenwriter. Over a decade later, she put her plan into motion and set off for East LA with a work visa and a dream. Not everything went to...

The Sexy Detectives – Mono Logs

By Sofia Monkiewicz    The Sexy Detectives are a Brisbane comedy sketch group who certainly know how to deliver a successful skit. Their Melbourne Fringe Festival debut Mono Logs is made up of a variety of vignettes, short character interactions, speeches and one-liners, most of which are cleverly written...

2 Up – Matt Stewart and Hap Hayward

By Lisa Clark Matt Stewart and Hap Hayward met while competing in the RAW Comedy Competition this year, became good friends and decided to join forces in this festival show that introduces us to their comic talents. The fact that Matt won RAW happily hasn’t affected their fledgling friendship...

Kate and Steve Are Friends.

By Hannah Frazer  When you go see a comedy show, your hope is to leave with a smile on your face, to be able to re-enter the real world with a new found excitement and a nice cheap hit of endorphins. Kate and Steve are friends will most certainly...