Squirrel Writers pick their Favourite MICF shows of 2014

The Squirrels see a LOT of shows during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival but what each of us sees varies a lot. The quality, we agree has been quite high and we’ve seen very few duds. Some of us see more shows than others, still have several shows to see and we don’t all see the same shows, so we can’t really pick a favourite overall, instead we each offer you our favourite shows for 2014:

Alanta Colley

Kraken – Trygve Wakenshaw

Noise adventure – Kate dehnert

It’s Eddo- Anne Edmonds

Dave – Zoe Coombs Marr

Pajama Party – Sarah Jones & Nicholas Johnson


Colin Flaherty

Damian Calinan – The Lost WW1 Diary of Private Paddy Callinan

John Kearns – Sight Gags for Perverts

Max & Ivan The Reunion

Fancy Boy Variety Show

Kraken – Trygve Wakenshaw


Elyce Phillips

Dr Professor Neal Portenza – Performs his Own Autopsy Live on Stage. One Night Only. (Obviously)

Asher Treleaven – Smaller, Poorer, Weaker, Cheaper

Lessons with Luis – By Myself

Rhys Nicholson – EURGH

Steen Raskoplous – I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I mean Business

It was a really tough pick through! Sam Simmons was also great and so was Paul Foot.


Ellyce O’Halloran

Set List

Joel Creasey – Rock God

Neil Sinclair – Charmingly Useless

Improv Conspiracy’s A Night in Chicago,


Lisa Clark

Justin Hamilton – Johnny Loves Mary 1994

Edge by Isabel and Rachel

Adrienne Truscott’s – Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Lessons with Luis – By Myself

Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction

I also loved Alice Fraser, Stella Young, Max & Ivan, Celia Pacquola, Fancy Boy Variety Show and Wolf Creek the Musical (OK, it’s REALLY hard!)


Noel Kelso

So far I’ve seen 84 shows, the vast majority of which have been great. My top 5 are –

The Earth Is Flat – Simon Godfrey

She Was Probably Not A Robot – Stuart Bowden

Sketch-Ageddon – Jason Geary & Jimmy James Eaton

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Max And Ivan The Reunion


Sofia Monkiewicz

Stephen K Amos – What Does the K Stand For

Wil Anderson – Wiluminati

Kate Dehnert – Noise Adventure

Luke McGregor – I Worry that I Worry Too Much.

Sam Simmons – Death Of A Sails-Man