The Adelaide Fringe Festival opened last night, and it’s full of comedy shows. Some of them are displayed in posters in the slideshow below.
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.
Tim Minchin wants to know! So film yourself dancing to his song “Bears Don’t Dig on Dancing” (downloadable from his website), upload it to the video-sharing network of your choice, and send in the link to this competition! You could win two tickets to and an appearance on stage with Tim Minchin in his upcoming Australian Tour.
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:
A quick round-up of stories from the last week:
Posters are shown in the slideshow below for tours and festival specials or continuing regular gigs. If you want your show included, email the editor.
Most comedy rooms have grabbed a bucket to gather some donations for the bushfire victims in Victoria this week (showgoers have been generous, goodonya). But now some serious fundraisers have been organised:
Comedy on the Rox has joined forces with Blink Dating to create a An Australian first – Love ‘n’ Laughter at the Roxbury Hotel this Saturday night. The comics will look at the lighter side of dating, food and drink is included, and a DJ gets going after the show.
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.
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.