MICF 2013 News and Features

Winners of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards 2013

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By Lisa Clark What an amazing fabulous festival it has been. As usual the winners of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards were announced on the final night at the Festival Club in the Hifi Bar. This year American UK resident Rich Hall was rewarded for his fifteenth show at...

Class Clown Winners

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The Class Clowns competition was held today with hosts Matt Okine and DeAnne Smith and special feature act the Pajama Men. There were contestants from all over Australia and the winner was Tasmanian James Warren. James wins $2,000! Well $1,000 for himself and $1,000 for his school. The runners up...

Squirrels Top 5 Picks of the Festival

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Well the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is winding down this weekend. We no longer hand out awards, because it is just too difficult for us to see everything, or even see the same shows as each other. Instead most of the Squirrels have picked their Top 5 shows....

MICF Award Nominees Announced

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There are seven Nomineed shows for The Barry Award this year. Hannah Gadsby who is doing two shows – her personal show about surviving her teen years and becoming an adult – Happiness is a Bedside Table and her art show which this year is called Nakedly Nudes and is becoming...

Yianni – Numb & Number

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Since relocating several years ago, Yianni has been kicking goals in the UK comedy scene. At last years Edinburgh Fringe he presented the show Numb & Number which had a hilarious YouTube promo video: Yianni is currently in Melbourne & has been popping up as a guest on various...

I Love Green Guide Letters Live.

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Last Saturday, Steele Saunders kicked off his run of Live “I Love Green Guide Letter” podcasts at the Melbourne Town Hall. Special guests Tony Martin, Sam Pang and Tom Ballard helped Steele discuss letters about Digital TV, netball, Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me, Formula 1 advertising, Peter Mitchell’s Melbourne...

Shows we’re excited about at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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The Squirrels have each picked 5 shows at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival that we’re excited about and would like to share with you. Here’s hoping you’re excited too! Lisa Clark is excited by Way too much! I’ve been banging on about Lessons with Luis and Slutmonster and...

The Art of the YouTube Promo

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by Colin Flaherty Comedians have been using YouTube as a promotional tool for their Festival shows for several years now. One of the most notable was by Australian expatriate Yanni for his 2012 Edinburgh show “Numb and Number” (It’s still online on his YouTube Channel ). In the lead...

The Funny Tonne

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By Lisa Clark, Erin Davidson and Caitlin Crowley Every year the Melbourne International Comedy Festival sets a challenge as mighty as any Survivor or Amazing Race reality show. The Festival will provide a special Festival Passport that gets you into every show for free as you try to beat...

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 Program Launch

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By Lisa Clark Aaaaaaand we’re off! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival was officially launched today at The Famous Spiegeltent at the Arts Centre with deliciously dry host Hannah Gadsby being appropriately disrespectful toward the ‘VIP’s and cheeky to the officiating Lord Mayor. Most comedians are interstate or overseas, with...