1) If you consider yourself a rebel and are too without applause.
2) To witness the future cult classic that is “Mr. Ice Cream”.
3) Most of the time when people ask Damien and Ross of the Late Night Party Boyz how they come up with their ideas, the assumption is that it involved drugs. For two sketches in this show, it’s actually true – try and guess which ones.
4) One of the last sketches broke a woman into laughter so much during the Adelaide run, it distracted one of the performers to the point they couldn’t put their costume for the finale on properly. The performer was Ross.
5) To witness some of the most silly, ridiculous live and video sketches this Comedy Festival and how two people can blow a wig and shoe budget.
Rebel Without Applause is on at The Tickle Pit at The Croft from April 9 to 20
1) Following on from last year’s “Clownbaby”, Ross Purdy is upping the ante as if it needed to be upped but he’s upping it anyway. “Surreal” or “absurdist” doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this insanity. “Dadaist” maybe?
2) Not for the faint of the heart, for the real freaks who wanna get amongst it. So if you’re a real freak who loves getting amongst it, here’s the it to amongst.
3) Someone FINALLY makes fun of Christianity.
4) A brand new adorable baby-like character the festival will fall in love with!
5) Adelaide critics say “Like Lars Von Trier and David Lynch tried to out-mindf*** each other” and that Purdy goes “full Brando in Apocalypse Now” and is “just waiting to see which Dennis Hopper comes out of the jungle to tag along” which means you – the audience, which by my perspective is better than being Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.
Kentucky Fried God Murder is on at The Tickle Pit at The Croft from March 27 to April 6
1. Through this show, I will bring you up to date with where we’re at in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all while I dress up in more superhero costumes than Infinity Stones.
2. We’ve got a whole band! That’s right, not just a solo piano, but a full 5 piece ensemble. And one of our Band Members have never seen a Marvel film, so you’ll probably know more about Marvel than he does!
3. We’re in the super nice Studio Theatre at Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park! Literally just a short tram ride from the CBD!
4. We have a Disney song in the show like you’ve never heard before, and who doesn’t like a little Disney.
5. We have a Hulk.
Marveled is on at Gasworks Arts Park from April 9 to 13
1. I don’t know how else to put this. It’s funny as fuck. It’s about two guys, Barney and Matt, who think they’re going to Paradise. They’re not (surprise). There are myriad bodily fluids involved and the show is a meditation on the power of forgiveness.
2. Seriously, people agree with us. We took this dumb thing to Perth and we sold out a bunch of shows and got a couple of sweet ★★★★ reviews. People keep comparing us to The Mighty Boosh.
3. You’ve got to be on board by now. If not, it means you miss out on an hour of genuinely alarming chemistry. We’re on the same wavelength so hard it’s crazy. We exude a powerful energy – a thick comedy vibe.
4. Come on, it’s gonna be fun. Ben Russell, our director, has produced some of the best MICF shows of recent years – like The Tokyo Hotel and Nö Shöw, or the podcast The Grub – and he reckons it’s funny too.
5. Really? You’ll come?! Thankyou so much. Barney’s theatre-making degree from WAAPA and Matt’s five years of stand-up comedy might actually have all been worth it. See you at Trades Hall!! 😘
Paradise! A Cool & Smart Show is on at Trades Hall from March 28 to April 7
1. Unpretentious, upbeat, unadulterated FUN! The perfect way to round off an evening of comedy.
2. Odette’s emotional renditions of 80s, 90s & MT classics will feed your soul.
3. You’ll never guess the plot twists!
4. Odette was nominated for the Best Comedy Award at Perth Fringe World 2018.
5. Unruly boobs and potential water breakage – are you ready to catch?
Odette: Baby Daddy! is on at The Butterfly Club from March 26 to April 4
1. In 2018, Australia established a Space Agency and you must educate yourself.
2. All of us are vaccinated. Bar one. Guess who it is!
4. We are very close to Melbourne Town Hall, and more importantly, emotionally very close to our mothers. Bar one. Guess who.
5. The cast are five experienced comedians who will probably never get to wear space suits again. Watch them sweat.
Space Force is on at the TIC Annex Theatre from March 28 through to April 7