Five Reasons to See Justin Hamilton, Story Time, Josh Earl, Jonathon Bennett and ARBITRARY MONIKER.

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Five Good Reasons to see JUSTIN HAMILTON – THE GOODBYE GUY 1. It will be the final solo MICF show I will perform for the foreseeable future. 2. The show is my favourite type of MICF show that combines my love of stand up with a theatrical bent. 3....

Four’s Kin – Review from 3/10/11

By Colin Flaherty Given the pronunciation of the show title, it’s inevitable that sex features as a topic. In fact all the performers fall back to smutty jokes when their other material doesn’t get the big laughs. Timothy Clark, Morven Smith, Dilruk Jayasinha and Suren Jayemanne (aka Jay E...

Shaping Up for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012

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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is quickly approaching and we are getting very exited! So many shows and less than a month to see them all! To help you through the madness of it all, we your busy, bushy tailed Squirrels will be helping you decide what shows to...

Adelaide Fringe Award Winners 2012 Announced

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After another very successful Fringe where ticket sales were up by 10% The Adelaide Fringe Festival Awards were handed out yesterday. Michael Workman, who won best Newcomer at last years Melbourne International Comedy Festival won the Best Comedy award for his new show Mercy. Workman is originally from Perth...

Justin Hamilton somehow finds time to explain The Shelf Podcast

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By Lisa Clark The Shelf Podcast accompanies a comedy room curated by yourself and Adam Richard, was there always going to be a companion podcast? That was always the plan.  We originally wanted to record the game show and put that up as a podcast but it would have...

The Shelf season 1, 2011.

By Lisa Clark To Celebrate our Featured Podcast we are republishing a room review of The Shelf from it’s Debut at The Toff in Town. Melbourne has a fabulously healthy live comedy scene with venues offering comedians for all tastes, from the nervous newcomers to the polished stars. Four...

Danny McGinlay

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By Lisa Clark Last year Danny McGinlay wrote a correspondence article for Chortle Au called How to MC. It garnered a lot of positive feedback from the comedy industry and we’ve decided to re publish it here. Danny is currently out and about gigging interstate and has found the...

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

Commedia Del Parte
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...