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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...

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...

Loman Empire: The Sitcom – An unauthorised satire of Death of a Salesman

By Lisa Clark Who can resist such a delicious idea of a comic sitcom version of the Great American Tragedy Death of a Salesman with such a fabulous cast? Danny McGinlay has done the inspired re-imagining of Arthur Miller’s play and manages to satirise the great American sitcom at...

Rough Science : Life

By Noel Kelso Melbourne Fringe festival throws up some unusual performances each year, some of which defy categorisation. This can be because they are just plain weird or perhaps a little unfocussed or sometimes so original that one is so overwhelmed that placing a label on the show seems...

Geraldine Hickey – Listen Out For The Castanets

by Elyce Phillips From the moment this show starts, you know three things for certain – Geraldine Hickey is hilarious, has badass fashion sense and a natural gift for dance. The remaining 50 minutes merely serve to confirm that first fact over and over again. In ‘Listen Out For...

The Shuffle Show

By Colin Flaherty “1000 songs in an hour” exclaims the blurb for The Shuffle Show. I wasn’t keeping count but Elena Gabrielle and Grant Busé certainly packed a hell of a lot of popular songs into their medleys. Wrapped in a story about a visit to the Apple Store...

Bart Freebairn: Ultra Power Lord

By Lisa Clark  Bart Freebairn certainly has one of the funniest show descriptions in the Fringe Guide and it doesn’t let us down. Bart comes out fighting – in his own kooky comedian kind of way – all energy (even on a Wednesday evening) and ready to give us...