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SCF’09 Review: Festival Club Showcase @ Comedy Store EQ with John Moloney

The Comedy Store EQ prides itself on always having top talent every week, and during the SCF they’ve outdone themselves in scheduling international attractions. The first week headlines the droll one-liner machine that is the UK’s John Moloney, France’s premier misanthropist and lover Marcel Lucont, and local flavour Jacques Barrett, and promises secret special ‘festival’ guests each night. This was one of the most satisfying showcases I’ve seen for a long time, largely due to the disciplined craft of each performer on the bill.

Newsie bites (dreaded lurgy edition)

The various State RAW Comedy Finals are occurring or have just happened…Red Card Comedy returns to the Roxbury Hotel in Glebe next Saturday…Impro Melbourne is taking bookings for their next Actors Only Impro Workshops…The All New Grudge Match Comedy Football season 2009 has kicked off in Brisbane…The current (last ever?) season of Impro Vice in Hobart finishes up on Thursday night

News around Sydney

Update (Axis of Awesome @ Comedy Store), Wicked Women Comedy Cabaret Launch, Congratulations Dazz and Gazz, Chris Wainhouse filming DVD at the Laugh Garage, Scared Scriptless moves to the Roxbury Hotel, Tickets on Sale for Theatresports National Championships, A-List announces new dates for Carl Barron + 3 new A-List venues, Official Sydney Comedy Festival Preview Night March 27, RAW semifinals time

First Poster Parade for 2009

Comedy is starting to come back after the Christmas break: below are a few posters from shows over the next week or two (there are more shows on than this – see the Gig Guide – but these are the ones with posters. NB If you want your poster included, send me a link!)

Weekly Poster Parade #5

The slideshow below displays some posters for shows happening over the next week or two. You can examine a poster in more detail, just mouse-over the top of the slideshow to pause it or slow down its speed click on a thumbnail (mouse-over the bottom of the slideshow to have them pop up) to view […]

Weekly Poster Parade #4

The slideshow below displays some posters for shows happening over the next week or two. You can examine a poster in more detail, just mouse-over the top of the slideshow to pause it or slow down its speed click on a thumbnail (mouse-over the bottom of the slideshow to have them pop up) to view […]

Reviews: Kitty Flanagan, Jamie Kilstein

Tuesday 18th November, Comedy @ Marble Bar, Kitty Flanagan headlining
Thursday 20th November, The Comedy Store, Jamie Kilstein headlining

Comedy @ Marble Bar seems to be developing a nice core of regulars after work on Tuesday evenings, which makes for a pleasant buzz to the room, although they tend to be grinners and chucklers rather than belly-laughers….

Arriving late for The Comedy Store…MickeyD, as MC, was a larrikin maestro, fast-foot-working around the stage while delivering great big dollops of cheeky to approving roars…the featured support act, Dave Jory. His wry observational style punctuated by the lunges for emphasis won her over, and totally cracked up the room. If his cats and my cat ever get a chance to plot together, the human race is doomed…

Headliner Jamie Kilstein was promoted as part of the New York underground scene, which is apparently comedy code for “no, you haven’t seen him on Letterman or Leno” and “yes, he’s all over YouTube” (which is handy for checking him out before going to a show). His material was rather like a distillation of the sharpest left-leaning American political blogs – talking points with a twist – so it was very much my cup of tea…

Friday poster parade 2

The slideshow below displays some posters for shows happening over the next week or two. You can examine a poster in more detail, either mouse-over the top of the slideshow to pause it or slow down its speed click on a thumbnail (mouse-over the bottom of the slideshow) to view only that poster click on […]