Five Good Reasons to go to Rue Bebelons to see Neil Sinclair, Victoria Healy and Cam Marshall

For casual Festival goers it is easy to think that The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is all about The Town Hall, but to serious comedy fans, we know there is some fabulous comedy happening in smaller venues all over Melbourne. Rue Bebelons is a groovy little bar just off Swanston st and the performance space is out a side door and up some outside steps that leads above the building next door. Last year it was the venue for Victoria Healy’s debut show For The Experience, this year they are hosting three new productions, Victoria is doing a new show ‘Independent Women Part 2’ about growing up in the 90s, Cam Marshall is talking about being a dad and his own dad in Father, Father and Neil Sinclair… Neils Electrics Neils Electrics…sorry, is back from over a year in the UK with a show that talks about living through the London riots last year that unsurprisingly called Panic! Here are five good reasons to see them.

Five Good Reasons to see VICTORIA HEALY – INDEPENDENT WOMEN PART 2

1. That’s easy! Beyonce, Shania, Fergie, Destiny’s Child and the Spice Girls!!!!! Need I say more? Only the best for my audience.
2. Oh more? Well how about this? It’s a perfect way to kick off a girls night out. A couple of cocktails with the girls downstairs, then see a great show about the female pop anthem of the late 90′s & early 2000′s. Then finish off the night reminiscing about Y2K, leopard-print onesies, Lois & Clark and what you did under
the influence of Girl Power.
3. But it’s not just for the girls. Guys have enjoyed this show plenty, when it was performed at sell-out shows at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe and most recently at the Inaugural 2012 Fringe World – Perth.
4. Also, it’s got a story! Like, with a beginning, middle and end. Expect to be taken on a journey of discovery: learning to become an Independent Women.
5. And finally, come see for yourself the comedienne, Victoria Healy, who’s been called many things including “…an excellent comic characters actress” – ChortleAU, “…dances around like a drunken uncle…” – West Australian and “File this lively new performer under ‘one to watch out for’” – RHUM,

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/independent-women-part-2-victoria-healy/

 

Five Good Reasons to see NEIL SINCLAIR IN PANIC!

1. It’s a first hand account of one of the most significant events in the last 10 years… except maybe the Arab spring or Gadaffe being overthrown. So maybe it’s a first hand account of one of the most significant events that’s even been turned into a stand up comedy show, in the last 10 years.
2. It includes the song “Neils Electrics”
3. It’s the only show in the festival with sock puppet karaoke.
4.I will be saying this joke: “Laminator, a robotic sheep that covers paper in plastic… and cannot be stopped.”
5.It will teach you the basics of crisis management: Panic, and make sure those around you are doing the same.

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/panic-neil-sinclair/

 

Five Good reasons to see CAM MARSHALL IN FATHER, FATHER:
1. It’s an entertaining story with jokes about my dad but not dad jokes
2. It’s a compelling tale with jokes about being a dad but no references to nappies
3. I compare being a 70s child to a child now without the need to reference Atari or Nintendo Wii
4. It’s a great opportunity to deal with your daddy issues for only $15
5. A 7.00pm start means you’re not out late on a school night!

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/in-father-father-cam-marshall/

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

Five Good Reasons to see JUSTIN HAMILTON – THE GOODBYE GUY
Justin Hamilton
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. If you like your shows to have an emotional arc then this is the one for you.

4. If you were a fan of shows like Three Colours Hammo, Goodbye Ruby Tuesday and Purple Cows you will be in for a real treat.

5. I’ve taken some chances with this show, especially the ending.  It is feeling like the most satisfying show I have written.

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/the-goodbye-guy-justin-hamilton/

 

Five Good Reasons to see DYLAN COLE & STUART DAULMAN IN STORY TIME
DYLAN COLE & STUART DAULMAN
1. You get to drink milk. (Alcohol is also available – but not for free like the milk)

2. Our show has a morals, a moral and general morality

3. See us now before we make a video aboutafricaand become really famous.

4. You’ll laugh til the milk comes out of your nostrils

5. You can prove how good you are at making Paper Aeroplanes.

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/story-time-dylan-cole-stuart-daulman/

 

Five Good Reasons to see JOSH EARL IS XXX
Josh Earl
5. XXX refers to Roman Numerals not pornography,

4. In my show I defeat racism (well one racist, but still, one small step for man…)

3. I have a song entirely about the politics of Scrabble, if you like Scrabble or its cheaper cousin Words With Friends, you will like my show

2. If you saw my show three years ago (XXVII) this is a somewhat sequel. It’s a bit like 7 Up (the movie not the drink) with a much smaller budget

And 1. It contains (partial) nudity (in a tasteful way*)

*This depends on your definition of the word ‘tasteful’

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/xxx-josh-earl-is/

 

Five Good Reasons to See JON BENNETT – MY DAD’S DEATHS
JON BENNETT
WARNING:

1. This show contains truths, emotions, real themes and bad poetry.

2. It also contains feelings of shame, fear and sadness.

3. This show contains no ‘gags’. (Ok, there is possibly one ‘gag’. See if you can spot it.)

4. This is not a ‘stand up comedy’ show.

5. This is a story about a man who has died…   More than once.

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/my-dad-s-deaths-jon-bennett/

 

Five Good Reasons to See ARBITRARY MONIKER BY JACKSON VOORHAAR & LYNN WILLIAMS.
ARBITRARY MONIKER
This is The Zodiac speaking…

1. Film/Heavy Metal references (see above)

2. My lanky frame can provide amusement even when the jokes do not

3. I have a partner in crime. (Hi Lynn!)

4. I promise, no Irwin jokes this year*

5. It’s DEFINITELY finished. Definitely.

See you there!

*Unless Bindi dies, obviously.

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2012/season/shows/arbitrary-moniker/