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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Arts

upfront and personal with geraldine quinn

Aisling Philippa
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Aisling Philippa discusses ‘Upfront’, the all-female lineup at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with host Geraldine Quinn. * I’m gonna ask the really obvious question: explain Upfront to someone who’s never heard of it. I think the standard reply when people look puzzled when I say ‘Upfront’ is, ‘It’s the all-female-lineup flagship event’ during the…
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: that sexy show

Sophie Lamond
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  Just as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival departs, the cool change has come over and suddenly everything is looking a little greyer and a whole lot less funny.  Luckily for me, I was able to assuage the post-MICF blues and catch  the last performance of the MICF incarnation of That Sexy Show. Taking on…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Comedy

Comedy review: shappi khorsandi

Jay Mortlock
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In town for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), UK comedian Shappi Khorsandi delighted her audience with funny, insightful and poignant tales derived from her own life experiences. Stepping into the curtained Mini Main Town Hall to see Khorsandi ply her trade initially felt intimidating, but after doing her own off-stage introduction and entering dressed in…
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Arts Comedy Feminism

comedy review: kirsty mac’s feminazi

Brianna Doolan
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  “We’re all a bit confused about stuff right now. Like who pays for dinner on the first date? Do I walk first through doors so you can check out my arse? Does the treatment of our first female PM indicate a chunk of people in Australia are actually mental? More importantly, does a short…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Comedy Sexuality Theatre TV

ladies of comedy: sarah jane

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  Showing at The Butterfly Club as part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, That Sexy Show shamelessly tackles the topic of sex in a game show style with not a boundary in sight! Hosted by self-proclaimed ‘sex geek’, Sarah Jane along with team captains Geraldine Hickey and Adam Knox, this strictly 18+ show features a rotating panel of…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: rama nicholas

Sophie Lamond
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  Welcome to the magical land where everyone lives after the fairy tale’s over. Jack’s done a few too many lines, Rapunzel’s expecting her tenth and Cinderella’s found out that The Prince bats for the other team and is more interested in her arse than her slippers of glass. It’s like Shrek rewritten by Alan…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Arts Comedy

comedy review: adrienne truscott’s asking for it: a one-lady rape about comedy

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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  ‘What is comedy? What is a joke? What is rape?’ asks Adrienne Truscott. The American comedian informs us several times in between swigs of canned gin and tonic, that she ‘is new to this’ (stand up) but she knows the rules; black people can joke about black people and Jews can joke about Jews….
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: shappi Khorsandi

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Born in Iran and raised in England, Shappi Khorsandi has delighted audiences world-wide with her unique, tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that covers a range of topics from personal dating experiences, to racism and the exile of her family from Iran shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Khorsandi has performed previously at the Melbourne International Comedy…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Arts Comedy

comedy review: bryony kimmings- sex idiot

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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Bryony is 29 and has recently had her first STD check. Discovering that she has a common sexually transmitted disease, she embarks on a tour of her own sexual history, promising to make each sexual partner a piece of art in exchange for their response. She sends 35 emails, 14 facebook messages and 7 texts….
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: sara pascoe

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  Meet UK comedian Sara Pascoe: clever, opinionated and vivaciously funny. She also appeared on (and won) an episode of QI last year so she’s probably the coolest person ever. Sara Pascoe VS the Truth, showing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival until April 20, is Pascoe’s Australian Premiere and should not be missed! Comedian…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: rose callaghan and mates

Marissa Paine
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On any given Saturday night, The Duke of Wellington in Melbourne’s CBD is bursting at the seams with beer-and-parma loving patrons. For the next month, the pub grub hoards will be joined by some of the country’s best and brightest for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  A little after six, a small, eclectic crowd had…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

ladies of comedy: jennifer wong

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  Sydney comedian Jennifer Wong is once again gracing the Melbourne International Comedy Festival following last year’s sell out season. With a lovable awkwardness and subtly yet hilariously delivered one-liners, Wong is both funny and relatable. Her shows cover everything from her mother choking on a fishbone, to being introverted and ‘bookish’, to spot-on observations…
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Thursday 27 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: rose callaghan

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  Melbourne born and bred, Rose Callaghan is a woman of many talents: writer, comedian, sometime DJ and inventor of the #goslingwatch hashtag on twitter. This year Callaghan will treat Melbourne International Comedy Festival goers with her show ‘Rose Callaghan and mates’. In between sharing stories about her ‘stupid’ life and ‘generally ridiculing herself’, Callaghan…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: adrienne truscott

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The 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off this week and here at Lip we are excited to introduce our Ladies of Comedy series of Q&As, featuring some of the talented female comedians who will be performing at the festival. Hailing from the USA, Adrienne Truscott brings her show ‘Asking for it: A one-lady rape…
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