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MICF: Of Mic and Men

Doc Brown

When tickets weren’t available for the show I was planning to see, I took a punt on former rapper Doc Brown in Of Mic and Men on the strength of his 2014 MICF gala spot. For a show promising a “tongue-in-cheek take on hip-hop culture”, it shied away from what I saw…

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Opera Australia: Eugene Onegin

Opera Australia. Eugene Onegin. Photo by Jeff Busby

Standing out like a jewel amidst the usual fare of Verdi, Bizet and Donizetti at Opera Australia’s Autumn Melbourne season is Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed Eugene Onegin. Directed by Danish opera director Kasper Holten, Artistic Director of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and first performed at Covent Garden in 2013, this…

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MICF: Eric, Sammy J & Randy, and Ben

Scott Gooding, Eric

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival finishes tomorrow! Which means it’s your last chance to see all the shows you’ve been meaning to see all festival – and discover the shows that started this week. Eric’s back! Last seen in 2009, Eric’s a one-person sketch show. He’s not a character but…

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MICF: Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson’s latest comedy show Eurgh is appropriately named. If you’re not sure what eurgh means, Google is your friend.‬ ‪Since quitting his lowly-paid office job to embark on a lowly-paid career in comedy, the 22-year-old comedy freshman has managed to slew audiences, in Australia and the UK, with his…

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