Registrations have opened for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns Competition! If you think you’ve got what it takes to compete against fellow secondary school students across Australia (and also participate in workshops with some established comedians!), Class Clowns 2014 is for you. Rules: Open to secondary students in Years 9-12 or 14-18 years [...]
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Fear of a Brown Planet… where do I start? Never heard of Nazeem or Aamer before this show but I don’t think I could forget them now. They took that relatively unattractive topic of politics and stirred the pot to produce a heck of an informative, interesting and entertaining take on worldly issues. I’ve never [...]
Gold, gowns and glamour. Champagne, charisma and camp. Be-sequinned, be-jewelled… Bassey. Abbey caught up with Trevor Ashley in the lead up to his show Diamonds are for Trevor, part of this year’s Darwin Festival program. Abbey: Have you ever been to Darwin before? Trevor: I was there last year with the Darwin Festival, I [...]
“Humpty Doo boy made good, Asher Treleaven’s blend of physical comedy, stand up and his burgeoning sense of socio-political satire have made him one of the most fascinating and unusual comics in Australia today. A multiple award winner described as ‘Jim Carryesque’, ‘not as good as John Cleese’ and ‘like watching a spider in a [...]
Grind reporter Harrison had the opportunity to catch up with actress, comedienne, TV presenter, reluctant mother-of-two and two-time reality show winner Julia Morris in the lead-up to her Darwin Festival gig. Harrison: Are you excited about doing a new show in Darwin, and have you been to Darwin before? Julia Morris: I’ve been to [...]
Markus reviews Midnight In Paris, the latest offering from directory and writer Woody Allen, starring Owen Wilson.
Angus catches up with organ virtuoso Barry Morgan, from Barry Morgan’s World Of Organs!
Markus reviews The Hangover: Part II, and discusses the challenges in making a successful comedy sequel.
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz stars, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for the comedy ‘Paul’. At first I wasn’t too excited about seeing this- I mean a duo of nerds on a sci-fi trip? Uh-uh. But my boyfriend insisted that it would be a laugh. I almost wasn’t going to see it [...]
The lights dimmed, the stage filled with dry ice smoke, the atmosphere was altogether sparking with the anticipation of the entire DEC Playhouse full of people.