Exclusive: Listen to Craig Robinson sing the Australian national anthem as he announces his Australian tour with The Nasty Delicious

Whether you know him from his roles in Hot Dub Time Machine, the US version of The Office or as himself in This is the End, by now US comedian Craig Robinson should be a very familiar face. And now Australians will get their own chance to get up close and personal with that face when he tours the country for the first time for a comedic-musical adventure with his band The Nasty Delicious.... Read More | Share it now!

Steen Raskopoulous talks improv, characterisation, and his show You Know The Drill

When you speak to Steen Raskopoulos, there is a calm demeanour about him – a very different way that he performs (or ‘play’) on stage. The accomplished improvisor is expanding his world to sketch and other forms of participation in the shows which he’s presented at former Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Last year, he honed his craft so well that he was nominated for a Barry Award which led him onto opportunities in the UK.... Read More | Share it now!

Arts curator Danielle Gullotta talks ARTEXPRESS 2016 artworks at the Armory.

For those in their last year of high school, being creative and combining that with theoretical lessons from teachers can be challenging, but in the end fulfilling. ARTEXPRESS 2016 is currently showcasing 45 artworks by the 2015 New South Wales Higher School Certificate Visual Arts student cohort that have seemingly been able to considerably put these together. The works are a glorious insight into the future of artistic creativity in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!

Josef Ber questions his masculinity in Savages

In her play Savages, currently showing at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, Patricia Cornelius brings us face to face with a segment of society that is all too familiar these days – the violent man. Inspired by the death of Diane Brimble aboard a cruise ship in 2002, Cornelius takes a look at what drives men to behave in a way that most would consider socially unacceptable. The AU Review sat down with one of the actors grappling with this dilemma, Josef Ber (pictured above right with Troy Harrison), to get his take on what it’s like to play an unlikeable character…... Read More | Share it now!

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!