The National Theatre Melbourne for the first time in its history, has been transformed into a hub for 30th Melbourne International Comedy Festival, hosting five shows over the course of the festival.... Read More | Share it now!
Bugle Boys really should be the first name you’d think of when creating a tribute show to the Andrews Sisters. Of course that’s the name – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is their most recognisable song. But really, the Andrews Sisters had such a wonderful back catalogue of harmonies and soul-stylin’ sounds.... Read More | Share it now!
A seasoned comedian, David O’Doherty is the force de jour in musical comedy. Returning to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after two years back in his homeland of Ireland, O’Doherty settles back in seamlessly, in an hilarious night of observational comedy- with a healthy sprinkle of melodic ramblings.... Read More | Share it now!
The legacy of Tom Green is one marked by a no-holds-barred approach to bold and often bonkers comedy. A preeminent influence on prank culture on MTV and YouTube, from his web series, to his cult-favourite film Freddy Got Fingered, his comedy walks its own path for its sheer absurdity and willingness to explore the unpredictable. Tom Green talks to us about his third visit to Australia and his current stand-up tour.... Read More | Share it now!
As a card carrying feminist, my secret desire to be (and, let’s face it, be with) Indiana Jones always felt like something I had to suppress. Not because I didn’t want to get chased by giant boulders or offer up some great one-liners or have someone write “LOVE YOU” on their eyelids (I’ll win the boyfriend over on that one eventually), but because the life lessons my childhood action heroes offered aren’t exactly in harmony with the ideas I now have about things like women’s rights and privilege and, well, equality in general.... Read More | Share it now!
If you’re old enough to recognise Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’s Plucka Duck in the current KFC ads than chances are you’ll also remember David Strassman. The ventriloquist and comedian was often a guest on the show with his two much-loved characters, the naive but sweet Ted E Bare and the foul-mouthed, Chuck Wood. Strassman now has a number of new characters that he throws into the mix, but his show at the Enmore Theatre proved that the two old ones are by far his best.... Read More | Share it now!
Inspired by a childhood growing up idolising Indiana Jones and Wolverine, though never the women that starred alongside them, Rowena Hutson’s show Strong Female Character examines the problematic relationships we have with the flawed male leads and their forgettable female counterparts. Ahead of her run at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Rowena spoke to the AU Review about the show, and hints at what we can expect from this diverse and energetic performer.... Read More | Share it now!