MICF: Five Quick Questions with Aunty Donna

So the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is continuing on with the lols and we had some very good shows getting some awesome attention. At this half-way point, so many acts are looking to change styles, evoking a kind of journey with their careers each and every year. Aunty Donna likes to change things up to keep things fresh – hence the name New Show, but then sometimes they change something up again and find themselves at the beginning again. Which is pretty much okay I suppose with all that newness and all that stuff. They’re good at it, so why complain folks?... Read More | Share it now!

Jackass comedy forefather Tom Green talks to the AU on the eve of his Australian tour.

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!

Director Nick Skubij talks about lost love and a new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights has inspired many different adaptions and other art forms since its initial publication in 1847. It has inspired everything from a Kate Bush song to a Hindi movie and a Death Cab for Cutie track, to name a few. Australia’s very own, shake & stir theatre co will also be staging their own adaptation of this gothic love story in a production that promises to be both broody and faithful to the original source material. The AU Review sat down with Nick Skubij, the adaptor and director of this adaption of Wuthering Heights to learn more about Heathcliff and Cathy’s turbulent relationship.... Read More | Share it now!