5 Good Reasons to See Improvised Jane Austen

1) This is a prime opportunity to be introduced into society. Don’t let your absence be a scandal.

2) Bring your dear Mother. It will calm her poor nerves.

3) Physicians agree that an ample dosage of headstrong women is recommended for the common malaise known as ‘2020’.

4) Anyone of consequence should count a sensibility for improvised Regency comedy foremost among their accomplishments.

5) You miss every chance to change a dashing, wealthy, aloof gentleman that you do not take.

Improvised Jane Austen is on at Campari House from March 25 to 29
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/improvised-jane-austen

Shows previously seen at MICF 2020

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival begins on March 25 so it’s time to start planning!

Here is a list of shows in this year’s festival that we have already seen along with links to our thoughts about them. As usual we give the disclaimer that festival shows are ever evolving entities so they will certainly have changed since we sat in the audience.

Anna Nicholson : Get Happy

Here is Ron’s review from Edinburgh Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=13977

Get Happy is on at The Butterfly Club from March 25 to 29
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/anna-nicholson-get-happy

This Is Our Pilot by Annie Lumsden and Lena Moon

Here is Lisa’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14374

This Is Our Pilot is on at Trades Hall from March 26 to April 5
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/this-is-our-pilot

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Here is Ron’s review from Edinburgh Fringe 2008: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=1633

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is on at Stamford Plaza from March 31 to April 5
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/faulty-towers-the-dining-experience

Game Boys Cinematic Universe

Here is Lisa’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14338

Cinematic Universe is on at Trades Hall from March 28 to April 4
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/game-boys-cinematic-universe

Gillian English: You’re a Good Man, Dr Pirate

Here is Peter’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14346

You’re a Good Man, Dr Pirate is on at Coopers Inn from March 25 to April 19
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/you-re-a-good-man-dr-pirate

Melissa McGlensey : The Briefing

Here is Lisa’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14331

The Briefing is on at The Butterfly Club from April 7 to 19Sooth
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/the-briefing-with-melissa-mcglensey

Nick O’Connell, Billie Duncan & Josh Webb: T’Each Their Own

Here is Peter’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14379

T’Each Their Own is on at Crowded In The Vaults from March 25 to April 5
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/t-each-their-own-1

Scout Boxall : Good Egg

Here is Colin’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14366

Good Egg is on at The Malthouse from April 10 to 19
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/scout-boxall-good-egg

Southplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare

Here is Lisa’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2015: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=9433

Completely Improvised Shakespeare is on at Trades Hall from April 6 to 19
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/completely-improvised-shakespeare

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Here is Ron’s review from Edinburgh Fringe 2019: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=14027

Stephen K Amos Talk Show is on at The Melbourne Town Hall on April 4
https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/stephen-k-amos-talk-show