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MICF’09 news bits: police unamused by comedy prank, blandness rules for TV comedy casting, Sydney-Melbourne rivalry redux

Three very different stories from the news this week. The first story is a too-successful prank for promoting a festival show, the second is the festival through the eyes of a TV talent scout, the third is an opinion piece from the annual comedy festival blog from Melbourne’s The Age, which is a sponsor of MICF.

Melbourne Comedy Festival just around the corner

The organisers are setting up the teasers for next year’s festival now. Tickets go on sale this Friday 5th December for the big MICF Gala Night. These sell out fast.

The Gala proudly supporting Oxfam
Wednesday 25 March 2009, 7.30pm
Princess Theatre
Spring Street, Melbourne
Tickets from $60 plus booking fee
Purchase at www.comedyfestival.com.au

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Sunday Video & news snippets

Manchoir: who knew there were this many blokey comedians in Sydney who can sing (acapella, too)? The video below was recorded at this year’s Celebrity Theatresports(R) at the Enmore Theatre. Manchoir are doing a few shows over the next two months (details below video). Highway to Hell – Performed by Manchoir from Manchoir on Vimeo. […]

The Mic in Hand Double Act

Now running rooms on Thursday nights in Sydney and Melbourne! A Fitzroy local wrote a review full of photos from last week’s big opening at Vibe in Fitzroy, which went very well. So what are they doing this week? The original Sydney room at The Friend in Hand pub in Glebe offers the chance to […]