All posts tagged: comedy festival

Win x1 double pass to the Amazon Prime Lounge for AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN-AIR CINEMAS

****COMPETITION TIME*** Following another sterling season at St Kilda in November 2018, American Express Open-air Cinemas has announced 25 events at its brand-new location for summer 2019; Yarra Park. The venue is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, boasting stunning Melbourne skyline views. Here is your chance to Win x1 double pass to the Amazon Prime Lounge Simply share this post on Facebook and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form below. Competition closes on 15thFebruary 2019.

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 …

MICF Review: Daniel Connell “Bit of Shush”

Daniel Connell’s ‘Bit of Shush’ reaches out to all those who could use a bit more quiet in their lives. Whether you are seeking a break from hoons tearing up the streets, friends foisting foreign gourmet food on you or an increasing tide of political correctness Connell has you covered. Using some good ol’ Aussie self deprecating humour and delightful nostalgia he tackles some serious issues, like his Elon Musk induced existential crisis and Australian attitudes to refugees. If you’re a fan of TLC references and childhood favourite Allen’s Killer Pythons then this is the show for you (maybe not your kids though, it gets a bit bawdy!). A Bit of Shush is a great example of dry observational humour, with ‘No Scrubs’ allowed. 4 1/2 stars Reviewed and written by our guest writer –  Caitlin Carter Where: Melbourne Town Hall, Backstage Room, 100 Swanston Street When: 8:15 or 7:15pm, selected nights until 22 April. For more information and tickets check out the MICF website.

MICF Review: G’Day Comrade

G’Day Comrade answers that age-old(?) question.. ‘what do you get when a Russian bride, a nerdy scientist and a failed rock star walk into a bar?’ The result, a fun evening of Russian stereotype puns, Dostoyevsky references, random dancing and the stand up talent of three Russian comedians with some pretty impressive street cred. Comedians Kaychu Symon, Gosha Bodryi, Gleb Tugushev and special guest Kirill Sietlov all bring their own unique style of observational humour to Comedy Festival goers, applying a quirky, adorably confused Russian perspective to classic Australianisms, and the legal limit of only two Vladimir Putin based jokes. Aside from a couple of jokes that went a little beyond dark humour, the crowd loved this sweetly hilarious show, which offered a nice balance of performance, and audience interaction. On its debut season, G’day Comrade is not a perfectly polished or sophisticated comedy show, but it’s a must-see for those who love simple, self-deprecating humour – with enough sweet warmth to thaw an icy Russian heart on a bitter winters day. Tickets start from …

WIN 1 x double pass to Comedy Festival

– competition now closed – Prepare yourself for lashings of laughter as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns! From 28 March to 22 April 2018 Melbourne will once again become the happiest place on Earth, with thousands of performers bringing non-stop joy to stages across the city. We are excited to announce that we have some tickets to giveaway! Your chance to win 1 x double pass to one of the shows below. *Competition closes on 16 March* Daniel Connell – Bit Of Shush When: 30 March 2018 G’day Comrade! When: 31 March 2018 Cameron James – Chilled Out Fired Up When: 29 March 2018 Jacqueline Mifsud Be Better! When: 29 March 2018 The Big HOO-HAA! When: 30 March 2018 How to enter Comedy Festival giveaway competition? 1) Like our page on Facebook 2) Tag a friend who you would like to take 3) Share this post on your Facebook and tell us which show you’d like to attend Remember to stay tuned on our page as more shows will be added!

Good Morning Mofo – MICF Review

Good Morning  Mofo is filled with a cocktail of characters that you’d normally see and hear behind the scenes and on set of a breakfast show and Zoe McDonald plays them all. Upon entering The Bagging Room at the Malthouse Theatre, we were greeted with Jenny who as she explained “was the intern. She wasn’t getting paid for this but was very excited to be here.” This interaction with the audience we would soon realise was a large part of the whole show. The hour-long show moves through a series of characters for Women’s Week at Channel’s 8 Brunch show and Zoe Mcdonald transitions seamlessly between each. Taking apart the world of morning TV, characters including Chloe Davies the host with the perfect newsreader voice, Jessica Murphy the ‘bogan’ member of the audience, Rachelle the weather lady and also our favourite, Jenny the intern plus more – Each characterised by a different voice, rigid hand or flailing of the arm making them unique. The audience is never left questioning which currently character is on stage …

Willem Richards is Bringing out the Cheeseboard – MICF Review

Once you’ve seen a full grown man dance in a Kylie Minogue outfit, you’re going to find it hard to be surprised by a show again. At Willem Richards’ last show at this year’s Comedy Fest, he truly was “Crushing life in the dick”. Richards plays a whole host of outrageous characters as he tells us about his relationship with his Dad/ Tennis Coach. A man who has the personality and expressions of a Muppet, as Richards’ hair and mouth flap up and down with an incredible amount of elasticity. As well as his intense passion for his son’s tennis career, the best thing about Richards senior is that he brings out the cheeseboard. There’s brie, there’s cheddar, there’s a multitude of crackers to be passed round. So when the gentleman at the end of my row puts the cheeseboard down you can feel the whole room staring daggers at him. Luckily this is rectified by Richards before an angry mob forms. Another sparkling character is Spanish Ken Doll, Miguel Barcelona. Although he is heartbroken …