Melbourne Fringe 2013

The Big HOO-HAA! – 24 Hour HOO-HAA!

By Elyce Phillips  It’s 6am at Czech House.  Six bleary-eyed improvisers are up on stage, looking for suggestions from an equally bleary-eyed audience. Many have fallen, some have only just begun and there are still 14 hours to go. For this year’s Fringe, The Big HOO-HAA! threw all their...

Melbourne Fringe Festival Comedy Award Winners

Edge Fringe pic
Congratulations to all the performers who won awards at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, to all those who took part and especially to those who practiced the art of comedy. Here are the comedy award winners this year: 2013 CATEGORY AWARDS Best Comedy: EDGE! by Rachel Davis and Isabel Angus...

Marcus and Dan’s Award Winning Show

By Colin Flaherty With its cheeky title, the advertising blurb of Marcus and Dan’s Award Winning Show didn’t give too much away but dropped extremely subtle hints as to what to expect. Joining Daniel Pavatich and Marcus Willis on stage were seven other performers and together they set out...

String Theory – Andy Matthews

By Lisa Clark Andy Matthews is a charming performer with a clever mind and a sharp, perverse wit. Originally from Tasmania he has been performing in Melbourne for only a few years and his stand up is nerdy, impressive and his own. After doing shared festivals in the past,...

5 Good Reasons To See Love, Factually with Tom Lang

Love Factually
1. Once you find out the weird crap snails get up to, you’ll never look at a snail the same way again. Tired of looking at snails the same way? We’ll fix that! 2. Will help you understand the opposite sex. And your own sex. Or if you’re one...

Nellie White is The Shitty Carer

By Colin Flaherty In …The Shitty Carer Nellie told the story of her experience working in the UK as a carer, a role she was rather unqualified for and completely unprepared. The advertising is rather drastic (see the image to the right) so the expectations of something comically over...

Radio Variety Hour

By Colin Flaherty At the tail end of the golden age of radio, the Radio Variety Hour soldiers on. We were privy to the back stage / off-mic banter between the cast (bickering about the onset of television) and saw them transform to all smiles once the microphones were...

Pop Mashup: Happy Birthday Doctor

By Lisa Clark The EmCee is a ‘Brony’ (a bloke who’s into My Little Pony according to Know Your Meme) and the plot concerns Hermione Grainger teamed up with The Doctor to save the Earth from world domination by the evil Ms Grumpy Cat and her Minions. If this...

5 Good Reasons to see Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and Pat Burtscher in 2 Shows

Alasdair & Pat Soulbank
Below are some 5 good reasons for both Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and Pat Burtscher joint shows. 5 Good reasons to see Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and Pat Burtscher in their Split Show. 1 - You are free between the hours of 8.15pm and 9.15pm on Thu, Fri and/or Sat 2 - You like...

Impromptunes

By Elyce Phillips The concept behind Impromptunes sounds simple enough – the audience suggests the title of a brand-new musical and the performers create it before your very eyes. Actually inventing a new musical every night is a far more complex matter, however, the cast of Impromptunes make it...