5 risqué acts to see at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

There’s all manner of comedy at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, from theatre, to stand up to improv. We have already put together a bunch of great shows you go and see already. Some people like to go all out and either shock, deal with subjects that push the edge, or simply provide thought-provoking stuff that pushes what comedy can be (which in effect could be anything, really).... Read More | Share it now!

Bridget Everett talks Mardi Gras, cabaret in NYC and energy on stage

There is a huge exuberance to Bridget Everett. Her performances at MICF last year where a barrage of singing, dancing and getting very close to audience members. Her style has caught the eye of comedians Amy Schumer and Whitney Cummings – who she has both collaborated with on TV projects. She is coming back to Australia again to perform at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, currently on at the moment.... Read More | Share it now!

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza: an experience full of contortion, vibrance and exercise

So many wonderfully talented people are performing within Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, that it is amazing how its performances under the big top can be coordinated in such a way. It’s quite the production; heading backstage, I see gym equipment sprawled out within the backend of the performance area, while artists (of the trapeze, dance or acrobatic variety) work their guns and a variety of staff members have their own jobs to do.... Read More | Share it now!

Jonny Woo talks drag, being provocative and A Night At The Musicals

Drag is a culture that has a richness entwined with a diverse community of entertainers telling a story in all sorts of ways. It’s then comforting to know that drag artists are still out there keen on simply performing musicals for musical sake. Jonny Woo, along with his long-time collaborator Le Gateau Chocolat is bringing this back to Melbourne for A Night at the Musicals, giving a night of nothing more than their favourite songs from their favourite musicals.... Read More | Share it now!

Brisbane Brown Owls’ Rebecca Carson talks craft, art and engagement at Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford is a wonderful festival away from the hustle of the city celebrations. There are no fireworks, no roughies, and a very different vibe where you can fill your head with amazing experiences outside of getting drunk and revelling away. One of those inimitable experiences is the visual art workshop programs happening at the festival. There is a wide array of techniques and skills one can learn there amongst the trees and music.... Read More | Share it now!