Dassalo has written for some of the biggest TV shows in the country including Rove, Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation and TV Burp, his face has popped up on such shows as The Librarians and Sleuth 101 and his voice is now blasting the digital airwaves with the highly popular podcast (now syndicated on Barry Digital Radio) “The Little Dum Dum Club”.
Whether it’s treading the boards across Melbourne’s live comedy venues, popping up on ABC TV’s The Librarians or even sinking a pint at the bar up the back of the room – there is one thing Geraldine Hickey knows how to do well : be funny. It’s never more present a notion than in her 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show “Swings And Roundabouts.
If “a cross between a rock concert and group therapy” doesn’t sound like a rad night out, I don’t think we can be friends. Perth comic Zack Adams (nee Shane Adamczak) is bringing his show, Love Songs for Future Girl, to the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival in a flurry of bespectacled charm, ginger quirkiness and musical funnies.
Michael Williams will be bringing his uber-nerd show Our Princess is in Another Castle to the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival; The Age called him “A warped mix of Joss Whedon, Trey Parker and Nickelodeon.”, but you can call him Michael.
Ever since Tom Ballard played the role of Blitzen in a local amateur production of Rock’n'Roll Santa back in 1997 in his home town of Warrnambool, his comedy career has been on a steady decline….
Like Salvador Dali, Max Ernst and André Breton before him, Sydney comic Shane Matheson is what I could call a surrealist; though, instead of dripping clocks and hellish orgies, Shane delivers his surrealism in his stand-up comedy.
Audrey Gordon (author of Audrey Gordon’s Tuscan Summer) is in fact the latest comic creation from Working Dog – the team behind best selling books Molvania and The Warwick Todd Diaries, the TV series Thank God You’re Here and The Late Show and legendary Australian films like The Castle and The Dish and Any Questions For Ben
Shaun Micallef is one of Australia’s most loved and respected comedy talents – two traits that don’t always seems to go hand in hand – yet thanks to his likeable nature and truly unique comic mind, he somehow manages to juggle both.
WATCH OUT FOR | COMEDY chats with the comedy star as he returns to Melbourne’s shores to launch his latest live show for the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival, it’s a tale of a man who had two secrets: he was in love with a girl and desperately wanted to be a stand-up comedian.
Cult comedy trio, The Shambles with Sos, Valvo & Lynchy, return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new show, “The Shambles – Live At A Ballroom”, which see’s this hapless trio peddling their wares in Trades Hall’s New Ballroom from April 6 to April 18.
WATCH OUT FOR | COMEDY sat down with the former C31 personalities, who talk all things comedy, stints in commercial Radio and TV, as well as explaining just what the hell is behind that name?
Karl Chandler is back with a clumsily titled show, and 100 clever jokes. Don’t believe there’s 100? Well, come along and count them…and not concentrate on the punchlines…and miss the funny bits.WATCH OUT FOR | COMEDY’s Sean Lynch caught up with the Melbourne comedian who has appeared on Channel 31′s “Studio A” and written for “Rove” and Channel Seven’s “The White Room”.
His light-bulb smile does more to illuminate the stage all the footlights in this damn town. His deep, stately Australian burr drips with charm; his songs are saturated with dry witticisms and cornier-than-creamed-corn lines, in the cheesy-cheese sense of the word. The audience is amused and slightly aroused. I spoke to Clark on the nature of his Neil-Diamond-meets-Robert-Goulet-somewhere-in-Fitzroy musical-comedy act.