Author: We Know Melbourne

MICF Review: Perri Cassie “Secondhand Bubblegum”

Melbourne local Perri Cassie is a twenty something man wrapped in a blush pink “Leisure” sweater, all tied up in black dungarees and ready to make you laugh. Cassie has been honing his material in Melbourne’s local comedy scene, in rooms around Australia and has recently returned from entertaining audiences in the USA, bringing all his best material to MICF with his show, “Secondhand Bubblegum”. Cassie’s show is a complete joke free-for-all, with an upbeat story telling style mixed with self-deprecating quips, shock value and topical observational humour. Stand outs were his hilarious observations on the changes to the order of bases when dating in adult life (why go to home base last?), testing flat earthers, Afterpay for property and the joys of having high school classmates as Facebook friends. Cassie closes his show with a re-write of your typical men’s body spray ad (where better to start addressing the levels of toxic masculinity in our society) bringing the audience to near tears and joyous rounds of applause. 4 Stars Reviewed and written by our …

MICF Review: Tash York “Adulting”

At 30 years young, Tash York is essentially a veteran of the Australian Festival and Fringe scenes, having toured solo shows including “These Things Take Wine” and with troupes The Desperettes and Impromptunes, she now delights audiences with her new show “Adulting”. If you’ve ever tried to adult and failed, York’s show could be the soundtrack to your life!  York weaves a tapestry of anecdotes into hilarious rewritten cover songs, including hits from Destiny’s Child, Ace of Base, Bruno Mars and Whitesnake. Her stories and songs delve into York’s own adventures in adulting, from being engaged at 19 to racking up serious parking fine debt but also commentary on modern life, always being connected but that we should also be okay with being alone and having some solo self-love time (hilariously sung whilst in a sleeping bag).  York also gives her thoughts on why modern generations are failing at adulting, placing at least some of the blame on Walt Disney’s shoulders, through a medley of Disney princesses greatest hits! York rounds out the absolute hilarity …

MICF Review: Chimp Cop “The Death of Chimp Cop”

Ben Vernel, Adam Knox, Rosie Vernel and Timothy Clark are Melbourne’s own sketch comedy quadruple “Chimp Cop”.  The group brings their fourth Chimp Cop show to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with “The Death of Chimp Cop”.  This reviewer was familiar with the group by name only and was uncertain what to expect but was blown away by the talent, the gags (ranging from sophisticated to Dad joke) and the production of the show. As the title would suggest, the show centre’s around the death of beloved hero cop turned movie star, “Chimp Cop”.  Easily moving between scenes, including a modern-day court setting, where Chimp Cop’s children have their lawyers battle it out over their inheritance to flashbacks of Chimp Cop’s life, a fantastic action filled story is woven.  At times the show felt like a sensational combination of the 60s Batman and Get Smart tv series and was a gag-a-minute roller coaster ride with a plot twist that Hollywood would be proud of. The room was packed, with friends, long time fans and now …

WIN: 1 double pass to MOULD – Cheese festival

– competition now closed – You can never go wrong with a bit of cheese and wine. As MOULD – A Cheese Festival returns this year with the best artisan cheese producers from around the country, we have 2 x double passes (for Friday session) to giveaway! Enter via filling out the form below, competition closes on 27th April 2018. The festival is brought to you by REVEL in collaboration with Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese., read about the amazing organisers below. About Dan Sims and REVEL Global Dan Sims is a well-known wine commentator, educator and personality in Australian wine having worked in the industry for over 20 years. Sims is known for communicating with a broader audience about wine in an engaging and accessible way, believing that collaboration and ‘edutainment’ is the key to appealing to the general public. REVEL (formerly Bottle Shop Concepts) create, facilitate, manage and present event concepts that revolve around wine and food in a fun and educational way. Pinot Palooza, Game of Rhones, Wine Day Out, and Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day are …

Big Vegan Market 2018

The Big Vegan Market is back for 2018, and this time there are some BIG changes about. Firstly, the markets are a lot bigger so you’ll have a lot more room to move about and browse all the wonderful without being too crowded. Also, and very importantly, we are now a 2 day market! That’s right, over the Saturday and Sunday of the Mother’s Day weekend (12th and 13th of May), you can come and shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Hall. Pick up something for you mum, or even better, bring your mum and discover all the great new goodies available together! Looking for more info? Check out the lineup so far here. When: Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May 2018 Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne More info: Here 

MICF Review: Jacqueline Mifsud “Be Better!”

Having read a bit of back story before the show, I was excited for what was to come – her story is empowering and great motivation to ‘be better’, if she can do it why can’t you!  Remising about growing up and her relationship with her mother is something we can all relate to. Nothing being good enough and trying to take control, especially over a cheese platter… we have all been there! Mifsud’s hilarious take on the ‘wog’ family life left nothing to the imagination and had everyone in stitches as did her witty analogy to her spirit animal – the blue ringed octopus!  As brilliant as the show is, her comedy can be somewhat a little dark and tackle some big issues in the media right now such as cyber bullying and eating disorders. Her take on this is still very funny, however could be a touchy subject for some. The overall theme of the show is ‘be better’ and don’t be a d**khead, her idea of what makes a d**khead is fantastic …

UNDERGROUND CINEMA DELIRIUM

Do you know what fear does? As a Federal Marshal you’re required to step out of the light into the untouched dark. You ask the questions no one else wants to. Walk the path of the condemned. Face the hidden insanity. Strive for the unspeakable truth. Because when you see a monster you must stop it… In its ninth year, Underground Cinema returns to Melbourne in May with their unique, secret, live, film screening experiences. Using actors, detailed sets and costumes, they’ve immersed you in over 40 secret worlds; from the fast paced world of Wall Street to training at Quantico for Silence of the Lambs, they’ve ensured your survival during the zombie apocalypse in 28 Days Later and helped you seek safe passage in World War 2, Casablanca. Now, get ready to enter a thrilling new world as you step back in time to a sinister 1950s with an unforgettable, interactive, immersive experience unlike any other. Welcome to Underground Cinema DELIRIUM. *Please note: All sessions are 4+ hours including the live experience and film. …