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MICF: More Tape

The Boy With Tape On His Face

I know it’s a brave call, but if you can only see one show at the Comedy Festival, make it More Tape from The Boy With Tape on His Face. It’s pure joy; like mainlining a rainbow. It’s the show you go to when you’re feeling so down that kittens…

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MICF: Immigrants’ Guide to Australia

Mark Butler

After dodging the noise and smoke to climb the three flights of stairs to the comedy venue at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow hotel, I was ready to sit down and have a good laugh.  I wasn’t prepared to have an ‘Immigration Identification Card’ with the forbidding face of Tony Abbott…

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MICF: Bane Trilogy (Bane 1)

MICF: Bane Trilogy (Bane 1)

Bane Trilogy encompasses three stories of loner Bruce Bane (Joe Bone) and his somewhat film noir-like adventures in the shiftier parts of an American metropolis. The part of the trilogy you’ll see depends on which night of the week you attend, and, according to the MICF guide, Bane 1, 2…

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MICF:KiDSHoW (not suitable for children)

KiDSHoW (Not suitable for children)

Shane and David of The Umbilical Brothers are incredibly good at a few very captivating skills. They have amazing use of physical movement and mime comedy. They are, in my opinion, unparalleled in their ability to create the sound scapes of their gags with only their mouths. So I find…

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MICF: Seán Cullen – I am a Human Man

MICF: Seán Cullen – I am a Human Man

In the late 1980s, I saw the Canadian musical comedy act Corky and the Juicepigs on tv. Although now I can only remember their surf-vibe song “Psychopathic Killer in the Summertime”, nostalgia persuaded me to choose to see one of the group’s members, Seán Cullen, performing his show I am…

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MICF: The Tim Vine Chat Show

Tim Vine Chat Show

I unabashedly and unashamedly love dad jokes. This means that I love one-liners in every shape and form. Tim Vine is the king of the one-liner so The Tim Vine Chat Show is the perfect show if you want to laugh/groan your way into split sides. Vine is always an…

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Malthouse: Frankenstein

Dana Miltins, The Rabble, Frankenstein

My uterus is still reacting to The Rabble’s Frankenstein. I say it every time, but no one makes theatre like The Rabble does and Frankenstein is stretching their own boundaries far enough for Malthouse to include content warnings. Read them and you’ll know if you should give it a miss. Working with…

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Djuki Mala: Chooky Dancers

Chooky Dancers
Photo: Wayne Quilliam Photography

The full house was buzzing. The audience had gathered for just one thing, to see a YouTube sensation that has spanned the globe and compressed centuries of culture into one rather hilarious dance routine. Apart from The Chooky Dancers’ signature performance of ‘Zorba the Greek’, we didn’t really know what…

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