Bob Franklin & Steven Gates – Stubborn Monkey Disorder

By Lisa Clark When word got out that the urbane Sir Bob Franklin and Steven Gatesy Gates from Tripod were teaming up for a festival show this year, you could virtually hear minds boggling all over town. If you enjoy having your mind boggled, this one is definitely for...

Adam Knox is All Washed Up

By Annette Slattery Seventy two year old actor, comedian, TV host and misogynistic lothario Adam Knox is presenting his memoirs. At least, that’s the conceit of this show, as performed by the twenty two year old comedian Adam Knox. Knox opens the show with a song, a clever song,...

The Upstairs Mix Up

By Colin Flaherty In their Comedy Festival debut the Driving Monks Productions team present a random collection of sketches incorporating video, song and dance, and plenty of broad humour. The adventures of various socially maladjusted types are the order of the day. A majority of the scenes trade on...

Geraldine Hickey – Turns Out I Do Like Sun Dried Tomatoes

By Lisa Clark A ‘Coming Out’ show is pretty much a right of passage for gay comedians, and why not? The situation is ripe for angst, confusion, drama and hopefully liberation. What helps make Geraldine Hickey’s show so fascinating is that we have seen her performing for years and...

John Conway – The New Conway Explosion

By Daniel Sheppard One of my favourite discoveries of last year’s festival was John Conway’s “The New Conway Show” show, which I was recommending at every opportunity. There were a lot of expectations going in here, but instead of meeting those, John just decided to make whole new set...

Steve Thomson – Police Stories

By Colin Flaherty Joining the Victorian Police in 1974, Steve Thomson saw many crazy things during his twenty years in the Force. It is these wild but true tales that form the basis of his Comedy Festival debut. He has a catalogue of fascinating stories that are regularly funny...

Stephen K Amos – Laughter is My Agenda

By Jayden Edwards Ok, Stephen’s been around long enough that most of you already know what your getting at a Stephen K Amos gig, a bloke who’s extremely comfortable on stage, as witty as they come, and a razor sharp audience badgerer. You’ll get it in bucket loads in...

Celia Pacquola – Delayed

By Annette Slattery In her new show Delayed Celia Pacquola take the audience on a journey half way around the world and back, covering wristies, high fives, sleep talking, accents, an abacus in poo, bad dancing, accidental assault, hairy stoves, aeroplane toilets and Craig Charles. In this show Pacquola...

Greg Fleet – Heroes

By Andrew Holmes Heroes – performed by Greg Fleet started off in the strangest way. Fleety starts siting on chair in a low light and in a very pained and reflective voice, begins to tell a story about the demise of SuperHeroes, Fleety’s failed attempts at being one and...

Dave Callan – The Graveyard Shift

By David Slattery In his show Dave Callan showcases some of his most interesting calls and experiences from his time working the night time or Graveyard Shift. In a nutshell, if you are looking for some simple, uncomplicated laughs then this is a show for you. Many laughs are...