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!

Top 5 Aussie and Top 5 International Acts to see at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Oh yes, people! It’s that time of year again where Melbourne becomes a haven for the utterly hilarious and outrageous. We thought we’d help you out with five Aussie and international acts to see at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The programme is a cracking one but here’s our input to help make your decision making a little easier.... Read More | Share it now!

Anna Lumb (Melbourne) talks Spiegel Rock, 50ft women and going back to the future

An artist who has performed in a castle in Poland, an orphanage in the Angolan jungle, and a field in Malaysia, Anna Lumb is no stranger to the surreal. Lumb’s unique blend of theatre, circus and physical comedy has taken her to some of the world’s farthest corners. Ahead of her hometown appearance at Melba Spiegeltent, we caught up with the Pocket Rocket to find out more about her extraordinary journey as a hula-hooper, circus artist, theatre maker and mum.... Read More | Share it now!

Matilda leads the way with 13 Helpmann nominations

The nominees for the 16th Annual Helpmann Awards were announced this week and one production has already surged ahead – Matilda. The musical has garnered a staggering 13 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The Roald Dahl adaptation earned nods in each of the Musical specific categories as well as getting recognition in the broader Industry Awards categories too.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: Simon Cumming & Perri Cassie – Simon & Perri Go Large

Both Simon Cumming and Perri Cassie greeted the audience, all very much ready on stage, with some light chatter about the etiquette of introducing their show as they walked into the room at Grand Mecure, and then well… introduced us to their show through a unique little sketch-stylised bit. The sketch stuff was tossed aside from that point on as we all went together on a fun little romp through two sets from two comedians who love the wonderfully silly stuff of life.... 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!