HOW TO MC By Danny McGinlay

Being the compere on a comedy night fills many seasoned performers with trepidation. And rightly so – it’s a thankless, sometimes shitty, job. You are the canary in the mine, the very frontline in the battle between audience and comedian. You have to be likeable, create rapport with the crowd,...

Commedia Dell’Parte – Interview with Marcus Newman

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By Lisa Clark Marcus Newman took some of his busy time out of co-ordinating Commedia Dell’Parte to talk to Lisa about his experiences running this relatively new room in St Kilda. 1. Have you run rooms before? I’ve never run a comedy room before. I am a comedy nerd...

Commedia Del Parte

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By Colin Flaherty Behind a nondescript door in George Lane lies the George Lane Bar. It’s located at the rear of the same building that houses the Melbourne Wine Rooms and the George Public Bar so it feels like a hidden-away rogue brother of the aforementioned drinking establishments. For...

The Little Dum Dum Club – Tommy Dassalo & Karl Chandler

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By Jayden Edwards. The Little Dum Dum Club has risen above a sea of local podcasts to become one of the most downloaded shows out there. It’s nothing fancy, just two blokes having a yarn, plus a special guest. It’s the shows simplicity and gosh darn likeable and self...

Who him?

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By Annette Slattery. In the lead up to the Adelaide and Melbourne runs of Robert Lloyd’s new show “Who Me?”, he sits down with Annette Slattery and talks about fear, obsession, inspiration, Sherlock Holmes and, of course, Doctor Who and those bloody David Tennant comparisons! Others have described him...

Feature Story- Welcome to Squirrel Comedy!

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Squirrel Comedy is an independent website based out of Melbourne providing comprehensive news, reviews and comedy gig listings. With a focus on Australian stand up, we’re committed to keeping our readers informed with all that’s happening in our thriving live comedy scene. Squirrel comedy is also your source for anything and everything funny, including news, reviews and...

MICF 2012 Shows on sale now

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Tickets are now on sale for shows in this years Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The Comedy Festival Gala is being hosted by Sammy J & Randy and has already sold out, but there are still tickets available for some of the festivals biggest events including the Opening Night Comedy...

Janet A McLeod – Producer of Local Laughs

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By Lisa Clark I first got to know Janet A McLeod as co hostess of The Cheese shop, a public radio show about comedy and its live standup counterpart at The Prince Patrick Hotel. Since then she has gone on to host many rooms and encourage many fledgeling comedians into...

Local Laughs

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By Colin Flaherty An institution of the Melbourne comedy scene, Local Laughs has been running since June 2003. It has built up the reputation of being a quality night that attracts a quite comedy savvy audience and has many performers queuing to get a spot. The format of Local...