All posts tagged: melbourne comedy

Nocturnal

Following a string of successful past events, I was excited to attend the Melbourne Museum’s monthly live music event, Nocturnal.This month, as is fitting for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Nocturnalput on an all jazz setlist. Entering the spacious atrium, my friends and I found the occasion to be in full-swing. Melodic echoes of beat boxing and vocal reproductions rang out as we wove through the colourful crowd. As with the previous events, there was a whimsical array of lights projected onto the ceiling and bouncing off every shined surface. What impressed me wasn’t merely the talent of the acts but also their adaptability. The entrance of the Melbourne Museum is (undeniably) a peculiar space for live music, with its mezzanine floor, and glassy, modern architecture. However, the performers and sound crew seemed to have made a deliberate effort to play to the venue, and they pulled it off spectacularly. There were no acoustic knockbacks or audio mishaps, but instead a chorus of perfected sound and colour bringing another unique set of experiences to life. …

50/50 Melbourne Comedy Festival

Michael Shafar is a self-proclaimed Jewish atheist, who loves a bargain, hates hugs, and always likes to be right. All jokes aside though – Michael has a really interesting story to tell about his diagnosis and survival of testicular cancer in 2017 through his new Melbourne International Comedy Festival show – 50/50. Not one to appear to throw a pity party for himself, Michael’s jokes are dark, raw and very personal – however he has a warm, sweet style of humour which engages with his broadly diverse audience, despite the hilarious but sometimes R-rated content. His knack for finding the humour in every situation, however dark and unhappy has armed him with a lot of quality laughing material and allowed him to add a positive spin on what most of us would find a terrifying and painful experience. For example, as a male with only half of his, err… nuts to worry about – he now enjoys the comfort of skinny jeans, something many men could not attest to – a silver lining, and so …

WIN X1 DOUBLE PASS FOR MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL: PAQUITO

*** COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Dead Weight. That was what Christ Grammar Coach Russel of the Immaculate Conception’s B Reserve netball team called Charisa Bossinakis. She then dutifully quit her dreams of competitive sports and instead settled for comedy. In this show she questions where it all went wrong. Could it be the fact that she can name each Kardashian but not all three branches of government? Or maybe that she completed a mime credit at university? Here is your chance to win x1 double pass on us. Simply share this post 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 on We Know Melbourne Website. More info: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019/shows/paquito Competition closes on 5thApril 2019.

WIN: 1 x double pass for 50/50 By Michael Shafar

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** One of Australia’s fasting rising comedy stars, Melbournian Michael Shafar, returns to the Melbourne Comedy Festival with a brand-new show, 50/50, at Victoria Hotel 28 March – 21 April. Here is your chance to win x1 double pass on us.Simply share this post on Facebook or Instagram 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 on We Know Melbourne Website. Competition closes on 25thMarch 2019. More info: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019/shows/50-50  

Win x1 double pass for Silent Comedy Festival – Arbory Bar & Eatery

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Following three sell out seasons, Arbory Bar & Eatery’s Silent Comedy Festival returns to cement itself as one of the most popular events on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Program. Inspired by the silent disco phenomenon, Silent Comedy is a stand-up comedy gig like no other. Located on Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River and situated next to Flinders Street Station, the venue is best known for its energetic bar, views of the river and hugely popular list of burgers. With the use of headphones, the comedian’s jokes are delivered direct to the audience via headphone sets leaving passer-by’s and railway commuters open to becoming subject matter and the butt of punchlines. Come laugh out loud to yourself. Here is your chance to win x1 double pass on us. Simply share this post on Facebook or Instagram 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 on We Know Melbourne Website. Competition closes on 29th March 2019.    

QV Melbourne Outdoor Cinema

Hurry up Melbournian as it is the last weekend for the Flick / Fest QV outdoor cinema season. Come and enjoy free live music and comedy, filmmaker intros and themed $10 cocktails* from The Prosecco Van**. For the first time, every single screening is dog friendly. Curated by Gus Berger (George Revival Cinema, Thornbury Picture House) the Flick / Fest season is a selection of everything from cult classics to recent hits, with weekly themes including Animation + Anime, Heroes + Villains, Musicals, Crazy Stupid Love, Oscars and 80s week. In association with Ozflix, the streaming platform dedicated to Australian film, two special screenings will feature introductions from cast and filmmakers. Tickets are on sale now via qvcinema.com.au. Today, Friday 22 March, there’s a special Ozflix Presents screening of raucous all-Aussie comedy The BBQ, starring Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski. With an introduction from the cast and director and an OzSnax short before the feature, it’s one not to be missed. Melbourne’s only silent cinema is located right in the heart of the city on the Astroturf lawn in …

MICF Review: Gerard McGowan “Only Getting Funnier”

Gerard McGowan has been gracing the stages of Australia’s best RSL’s and pubs for over seven years now, and it shows in his rapid fire approach to jokes. McGowan lays them on hard and fast, leaving the audience feeling they’re getting good bang for their buck. He’s used to competing with Keno and drunken hecklers for his punchlines. From stories about his day job colleagues in civil construction (read: unskilled labouring) to his terrier like inability to let go after being swindled out of a pizza McGowan uses his dry wit to disarm and entertain. I was lucky to catch him on an almost sold-out night, McGowan was fresh from an appearance on FM radio but appeared stunned that we’d all shown up without hearing his spruiking. He says the 50 minute solo show is not his favourite medium but he delivered admirably despite that. You do get a sense that he is used to filling in ten minute sets on variety nights, with his stories all lasting about that long. He managed to tie …