Articles by: @SometimesMelb

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists as a producer/manager/programmer at arts festivals all over Australia, but this left her with no time to go to the theatre; so, she became a freelance writer.

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MICF: Late night live games

Late Night Board Game Slumber Party

Late night variety chat shows with guests from around the festival are a winning formula. Find a game that doesn’t alienate the audience, ask your friends performing around the festival to come play the game with you and prepare yourself for anything happening. Everyone wins out of these shows, the…

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MICF: Let’s Write a Book

Simon Keck, Let's Write a Book

Simon Keck won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious Golden Gibbo  last year for his powerhouse show Nob Happy Sock and returns this year with the vastly different but no less fantastic Let’s Write a Book. Simon wants to write a book. It’s something he says he’s wanted to do…

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Comedy Chat: Zoe Coombs Marr

Zoe Coombs Marr, Dave

Zoe Coombs Marr is known for her work with independent company Post; she’s also known as Dave. Dave’s gross and may well be a bit too close to some young stand ups in town. If you’re a comedian and think you’re nothing like Dave, perhaps you should see him. What MICF…

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MICF: Ben McKenzie is Uncool

Ben McKenzie is Uncool

There’s no denying it, Ben McKenzie is not what society would call cool. In Ben McKenzie is Uncool he embraces his uncool labels and shows is all just how cool it is to be uncool! Ben facilitates us on a journey of what it means to be uncool. From being…

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MICF: Puppet Up!, Uncensored

Puppet Up

Puppet Up!: Uncensored is a must see show this festival. Straight from the most well known puppet workshop, this band of merry puppeteers and improvisers bring puppets to life in ways you’d never have dreamed of. With audience-fed improvisation you never know what you’re going to get but the men…

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Red Stitch: This Year’s Ashes

This Year's Ashes

Ellen has moved out of Melbourne into a new apartment in Sydney: a city that she hates everything about. Complications arise when her father, who has been away for two years, arrives unannounced. This Year’s Ashes, at Red Stitch, revolves around the relationship between Ellen and her father, with sporadically placed…

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MICF: Adrienne, Stella and Zoe

Adrienne Truscott

As I sat down to write about Adrienne, Stella and Zoe,  a fellow-writer posted this on Facebook: “A guy at work just said to me, ‘Not to be sexist but I don’t like female comedians. They’re not funny and all tell jokes about their periods. He said it outloud, to…

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Comedy Chat: James Acaster

James Acaster

James Acaster is from the UK and was a nominee for the 2012 and 2103 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award. His show’s called Lawnmower and he’d love the Chilean miners from the Chilean miners news story to come along to his show, but anyone will do. What MICF shows are you…

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