It’s been a while and we’ve been through the wars and semi hibernation and discovered online live comedy
isn’t it great to have live comedy back with us! We’re feeling pretty lucky to be able to have a Melbourne International Comedy Festival, much reduced though it will be. We are already pretty excited about so many shows (live and virtual) this year!
And Yes we will be going out to taste the delights of the Festival to report back on What’s Going On.
As always we begin our coverage with 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.
Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night
Here’s Lisa’s review from Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016:
Always a wonderful way to catch some of the best quirky acts from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival handpicked by our gorgeous host.
Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night is on at The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne Fri – Sun throughout the Festival
Best of British
Here’s James’ review from Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017:
Down a quick pint, strap yourself in and go nuts. You’ll have a wonderful time.
Best of British is on at Exford Hotel from March 24 to April 18
The Breast of the Fest
Here’s Jess’s review from Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019:
It’s a refreshing show, with each of the comics bringing something different to the evening, but all bringing more than a few laughs.
The Breast of the Fest is on at Trades Halle from March 25 to April 4
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Here is Ron’s review from Edinburgh Fringe 2008:
This was one of the most madcap and fun packed dining experiences I can recall. I laughed so hard my jaw is aching.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is on at The Duke of Wellington Hotel from April 8 – 18
Impromptunes : The Completely Improvised Musical
Here’s Hooi’s review from Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018:
A charming show that showcases the improvisational and musical talents of the performers… absolutely engrossing.
The Completely Improvised Musical is on at Trades Hall from April 5 to 18
Matt Harvey : I Got Bit by a Monkey Once
Here’s Peter’s review from Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019:
Matt’s show is intimate and warm. It’s rather like listening to a friend telling you stories about their recent travels.
I Got Bit by a Monkey Once is on at Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets from March 31 to April 11
Scout Boxall : Good Egg
Here is Colin’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2019:
Scout has the funny bones to pull off anything vaguely comedic with an ease and comfort on stage…
Good Egg is on at Trades Hall from March 25 to April 4
Southplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare
Here is Lisa’s review from Melbourne Fringe 2015:
A band of merrie players you can put your trust in for a fun night of storytelling and making stuffe up.
Completely Improvised Shakespeare is on at Trades Hall from April 5 to 18