Aussies in Edinburgh: Hans talks about his Fringe show Like A German, a “Kylie spectacular on a Dannii budget”

Meet Aussie Matt Gilbertson, and his acclaimed alter-ego Hans, “The boy wonder of Berlin”. Let us be clear: he is not from Australia. He’s heading to Edinburgh to bring his show Like a German to UK audiences, following performances at events like the Adelaide Fringe. I spoke to Hans – again, he’s from Berlin, not Australia – about what the Scottish audiences can expect from the show he says is “a Kylie spectacular on a Dannii budget”, when he performs for them next month.... Read More | Share it now!

Aussies in Edinburgh: Anya Anastasia talks about her Fringe show The Executioners, a “neo-cabaret digitally enhanced explosion of musical comedy”

In the next in our interview series with Aussies set to light up the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next month, I catch up with Anya Anastasia – self-described writer, thinker, composer, activist, slacktivist and cabaret femme fatale – who will be bringing her acclaimed production The Executioners to the famed event.... Read More | Share it now!

Four Aussies set to make a splash at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

The world’s biggest Fringe Festival is back for yet another year and the line up of acts is endless! Kicking off August 3, Edinburgh Festival is offering up a gigantic serving of arts and entertainment, and if you’re lucky enough to be making your way over you’re probably already scrambling to get your ‘Must See,’ list in order.  With artists from all over the world in attendance there’s no shortage in choice, but to make your life a little easier we’ve found some home-grown talent to get you started. Here are four Aussie acts not to miss:... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Doug Stanhope on Roseanne, a hatred of sitcoms, working in a gay sex call centre & his Australian tour

Hours after landing in Australia, we spoke with US comedian, three time author, podcast host and former host of The Man ShowDoug Stanhope. He exclusively spoke to the AU’s Lachlan Mitchell about his upcoming appearance on an episode of the Roseanne revival, Roseanne Barr’s twitter feed, why he hates sitcoms, why he feels his season of The Man Show (which he co-hosted with Joe Rogan) failed, his new book This Is Not Fame and the area of Australia he is most excited to visit.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Want to laugh so hard wine comes out your nose? The Miss Behave Gameshow is for you (Sydney Opera House)

The Miss Behave Gameshow, Sydney Opera House. Photo: Prudence Upton.

Flying candy, endorsement of cheating and a few life lessons – and that’s just in the first 10 minutes – The Miss Behave Gameshow is hands down the most entertaining night out I’ve had in a long time. In fact, stop reading, jump over to the Sydney Opera House website and grab yourself some tickets now because once word gets out about this show, you’ll be hard pressed to get tickets, and frankly I don’t want to be held responsible for that kind of disappointment.... Read More | Share it now!

9 shows not to miss at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is bringing the best comedians from around the world to Melbourne from 28 March to 22 April,  just for your laughing pleasure and without the inconvenience of having to calculate your duty free allowance. With a couple of weeks until the festival kicks off, we’ve wrapped up nine shows guaranteed to get you cackling and crying with laughter, so add them in to your diary now!... Read More | Share it now!

SXSW Comedy Festival reveals a packed lineup for 2018

South by Southwest (SXSW) have announced the initial line up for the SXSW Comedy Festival, kicking of 9 to 18 March 2018. The festival will pull guests from all corners of the entertainment industry and showcase film and media icons alongside the next wave of groundbreaking comedic talent. This year will also host performances from the indsutry’s top comics, as well as podcast recordings and consversations.... Read More | Share it now!