Archive | February, 2009

Quickhit: Catch comics doing festival previews before the Adelaide Fringe starts

The last few weeks have seen a smorgasbord of special-guest-spots from comedians testing their festival shows before heading off to Adelaide, where the Fringe Festival kicks off from February 26th. So for those of us who don’t live in Adders, this week is the last chance to catch some of these people around the traps for a month or more.

Benefit shows all around

With so many bushfire benefit shows happening in the next week or two, it’s important to not forget that comedians are always doing fundraiser shows for various charitable causes, and a few of those have been scheduled a long time ago to take place in the next few weeks:

Late Nite Impro is back for the Mebourne Comedy Fest in 2009

so book those tickets, these shows are very popular!

“- you can be confident of a top-shelf comedy. Late Nite Impro is the perfect
nightcap to an evening at the festival.”
– The Age

Impro Melbourne’s Late Nite Impro blazes a trail of laughs up to the stroke of
midnight. This year Late Nite Impro meets Survivor, as impro-comedians battle
it out for best director, in the world-renowned Gorilla Theatre™ format.

Review: Full Body Contact No Love Tennis, Beaconsfield The Musical

Full Body Contact No Love Tennis is a showcase for long form impro … Solid entertainment fueled by nerves and punctuated with laugh out loud moments…Beaconsfield the Musical is a timely reminder of how intrusive and trivialising the media can be once they are travelling in packs. It’s also a smashingly paced musical comedy, stuffed with black humour reminiscent of the savage absurdism of Joan Littlewood’s Oh What A Lovely War with an occasional dash of Tom Lehrer.