MICF 2013 Interviews

MICHAEL WORKMAN INTERVIEW

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By James Shackell Since emerging from Perth in 2009 to win RAW Comedy, Michael Workman has taken out nearly every award for being funny the country has to offer, along the way gaining a reputation for whimsical narratives, haunting poetry, and eyebrows that move as if independent from his...

Interview With Andrew Spiers and Elliott Tiney from Idiots of Ants

Idiots of Ants
By Luke Simmons Andrew Spiers and Elliott Tiney of UK sketch quartet Idiots of Ants had a moment in St Kilda to answer some important questions for us. Luke: Are there any comedians or groups that inspired you to get into sketch comedy? Elliott Tiney: Obviously there’s the Monty Python...

Interview with Paul Foot

Paul Foot Interview
By Luke Simmons Paul Foot was lovely enough to grace us with an interview on the afternoon before performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala Luke: How does it feel coming back to Australia? Paul: Nice.  It’s my 3rd year in Australia but my 6th visit.  I’m well...

The Rubberbandits

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By Cathy Culliver The Rubberbandits are a couple of plastic bag-wearing lads from Limerick in Ireland who have become a YouTube sensation with their hilarious but supremely silly songs like “Horse Outside” and “Spastic Hawk”. Cathy talked to Blindboy Boatclub (real name Dave Chambers) about their upcoming visit to...

Interview with Mike Birbiglia about his show My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.

Mike Birbiglia
By Cathy Culliver Tell me about My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. It’s sort of a hybrid between a one-man play and a comedy routine that I have been working on for about three or four years. I performed it Off-Broadway in 2011 as a warm up, and I’ve now performed it...

Interview with Jimeoin about What?!

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By Luke Simmons Jimeoin is an Irish comedian who takes up a pretty unique space in the hearts of Australians.  In fact, many of you reading this will have grown up with super calm delivery and sharp observational wit.  His career took an unconventional turn in the mid 00’s...

Interview with Tegan Higginbotham about being Touched By Fev, and other things…

Tegan Fev
By Lisa Clark Tegan Higginbotham has been around the Melbourne comedy scene a long time, yet still seems like a fresh faced kid. Last year she told us about her new hobby – professional boxing in her debut solo standup show Million Dollar Tegan which gained a lot of praise...

Interview with Adam Rozenbachs about ‘Eurodad’

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By Lisa Clark Last year Adam Rozenbachs travelled through Europe with his dad and tweeted his experiences along the way. If the tweets were any indication, Eurodad should be hilarious. Adam took time out of his pre-festival pressures to answer a few questions about himself and his new show. When why did you...