Reviews

Yada Yada Yada: A 90s Sitcom Special

By Lisa Clark  Yada Yada Yada is a hilarious nostalgic walk down memory lane of 90s sitcoms. Fran Fine and her grandma Yetta from The Nanny are hosting a TV variety show and for anyone who loved watching comedies in the 90s this show ‘s da bomb! Green Room...

Wanda and Mel

By Lisa Clark Wanda and Mel is a backstage musical of sorts, a Mother/Daughter cabaret act doing a tour of regional towns of Victoria with some drama and a lot of laughs. A generation gap story about a new generation. Amanda Buckley has been performing around Melbourne’s comedy and...

(A Smidge of) Pidge

By Colin Flaherty Even though everything was clearly laid out in the blurb, I was not prepared for (A Smidge of) Pidge. Walking out of the venue, I was still trying to process what I had just seen and determine whether it was comedy or performance art. This self-described...

Matt Harvey – War of the words

By Conor Merrigan-Turner War of the words was a blend of traditional comedy with interactive and educational commentary on the downfall of the English language, exploring how we have neglected to acknowledge the cold hard truth that we are a nation based on the theft of the world’s greatest...

Sean Bedlam – Death to America

By Colin Flaherty By his own account, Sean Bedlam has made a ballsy move in calling his Fringe show Death To America and from the outset he wonders what kind of audience it will attract. Will they be left wing extremists hoping for an impassioned rant against Trump? If...

Geraldine Hickey – It’s My Show

By Lisa Clark Solo Festival shows can get a bit lonely for standup comedians, everyone is busy and wrapped up in their own worlds. Geraldine Hickey has decided to have more fun this Fringe by hosting her very own Tonight Show and surrounding herself with dear and talented friends....

The Yonder

By Colin Flaherty Upon entry, we were welcomed on board the space ship Yonder by the crew. Bound for an unspecified planet to escape a dying Earth, we were in the “capable” hands of Captain Davie (Elizabeth Davie), First Officer Doruk (Ezel Doruk) and Engineer Lim (Shannan Lim). From...

Ben Volchok Presents…

By Lisa Clark Ben Volchok has been around the comedy traps for a few years now, doing his own style of fairly intellectual stand up using silly, spurious concepts and mind tickling word play. His last two solo shows have shown how creative he can be with his material....

High Achievers

By Colin Flaherty Are you happy with your life? Yes? ARE YOU CRAZY? That’s no way to improve yourself and boy do you need improvement! Professional life coach Lyn Purcell and a specially curated selection of guest speakers are here to set you on the road to success! High...

Super Woman Money Program by Elizabeth Davie

By Lisa Clark At first glance in the Fringe Guide this show might look like another business seminar spoof but that is only a small part of a stunning, beautifully structured show about the inequalities of wealth between women and men from the general experience, gradually working its way...