As if improvised comedy wasn’t already a high-wire act; increase the level of difficulty by adding in puppets. The Mighty Little Puppet Show is a long-held dream of actor, comedian and Time Lord, Rob Lloyd. And this tight 45-minute show proves, the format has a lot of potential. The puppets have no faces; they start… Read more.
Dolly Diamond is getting better and better with each new show. Resplendent in sequins, high heels and giant hair, in Alive, Intimate & Up Late she sings beautifully and works the audience as only she can do. Dolly’s collaboration here with pianist Mark Jones is a stroke of genius – Jones is able to match… Read more.
Grant Busé is a performer who definitely knows how to put on a very sexy show. Armed with his trusty guitar, Busé charms the audience with a mixture of original songs and pop music medleys while slowly stripping for the very appreciative crowd. His laid-back and easygoing presence means that no one feels uneasy and… Read more.
”You know when you’re half-asleep and someone proposes to you really badly?”, well Rhys Nicholson does. Fresh off a successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rhys is back in Australia with his new show at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. As a 25 year old, Rhys is surrounded by friends getting engaged and married –… Read more.
Jude Perl recently won a Green Room Award for her 2015 MICF show, Is It Me? I wouldn’t be surprised if this excellent show puts her in the running for more awards. Perl is one of those comedians whose material straddles the line between hilarious and uncomfortable. She picks a spot in your conscience –… Read more.
Music theatre star Queenie Van De Zandt’s hilarious creation Jan van de Stool, international music therapist, is like a cross between Joyce Grenfell’s exasperated kindergarten teacher and Little Britain’s judgemental diet group leader Marjorie Dawes. At this introductory session at the Woy Woy Scout Hall, Jan is supported by Helen, her able and occasionally cheeky… Read more.
In their twentieth anniversary year, Tripod is letting fate decide which songs they sing each night. It’s a nostalgia trip for performers and audience alike. It’s always a shock to the system to remember the ‘90s were nearly 20 years ago, but at least this show – a selection from Tripod’s 101 Hits songbook –… Read more.
How does one even begin to explain how wonderfully funny Lauren Bok is, especially in this show that possesses a hilariously long title! Covering a range of topics including slut brunches, one-night stand escapes, polyamory and celebrity crushes, Bok keeps the audience in stitches with her wry and clever take on the world. Possessing a… Read more.
Jen Kirkman wants us to think she doesn’t know what she’s doing, but even in this preview of her show, she keeps the audience in the palm of her hand. Jen is a natural storyteller, who is mining her life for gems; she shows off in an awkward, endearing way. Her anxieties began as a… Read more.
Tegan Higginbotham’s The City of Love is a joyful giggle-fest from start to finish. When she was young, Higginbotham had three dreams: to become an action movie star, to do magic and to fall in love in Paris. Over the course of the show, she regales the audience with tales about these dreams with the… Read more.