Henry Stone – Skills in Time (Day 4) : MICF Daily
Look out weekenders! With Hangovers in full swing from a solid few nights of drinking HiFi style, it’s time to head back out to see some shows at the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Happy Saturday, happy MICF Daily. Today on the programme, Mike speaks with Brisbane based comic Henry Stone about making videos for the web, performing stand-up, and XXX.
Henry is apart of Skills in Time, whose show Got Dem Big City Dreams is on tonight until April 8 at Trades Hall. For ticket info, visit the Comedy Festival website.
MICF Daily News (Sat 31 2012)
* Should comedians get off Twitter during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival? Craig Platt of The Age says yes; explaining that if comics can’t engage their critics nicely, they shouldn’t bother using the service. The full article – “If you can’t stand the tweet…” is available on Platt’s Last Laugh blog at theage.com.au.
* One of Variety Magazine’s “2011 Top 10 Comics to Watch”, American comic Kyle Kinane appears for the final time tonight as part of Headliners. The rotating roster features fellow Yanks Keith Robertson, Andy Kindler, and Kumail Nanjani, who will continue through ’til April 8. Catch the show tonight, 9:30pm at the Hi-Fi Bar.
* Is Ben McKenzie the hardest working man at this year’s Comedy Festival? McKenzie is appearing in a somewhat crazy eight different shows during this year’s festival, including The Peer Revue and Pop-Up Playground.
* AFTERNOONS: The weekend is here so there are a few shows to catch on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. At 1pm in Fitzroy Faulty Towers The Dining Experience will serve a three course meal with two-hour interactive show.
* Also at 1 O’Clock, Rod Quantock will be racing around the city in his Third Annual Mystery Comedy Walking Tour.
* Other afternoon shows include the Best of British at the Exford Hotel and Who’s Your Daddy?: The Funny Side of Fatherhood! at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow.
* Plenty of comics like to go outside of their wheelhouse and try new things, with David O’Doherty being the newest at this year’s festival. David will be previewing show Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica at 5pm today at the Town Hall. The character piece delivers an illustrated talk on a not entirely successful journey to the South. If you can’t see it today, the show kicks off proper on Friday, April 6.
* LATE NIGHT: Festival Club hosts Comedy Bonanza again, 11:30 tonight at the Hi-Fi Bar. Randy will MC with partner in crime Sammy J on the bill, which also hosts Kyle Kinane, Lawrence Mooney, Fiona O’Loughlin, and Mark Thomas. Tickets at the door.
* Also kicking off tonight is Political Asylum’s Late Night Riot! The politically charged show will feature Mathew Kenneally, Fear of a Brown Planet, Rod Quantock, Stella Young, Toby Halligan, Scott Abbot, and Jon Brooks. Catch them tonight and every Saturday at the Town Hall from 11pm.
* Meanwhile at Trades Hall, The Squinge! holds their first edition, also at 11. Made up of Perth born comics John Conway, Michael Workman, Michael Burke, and future MICF Daily guests Jimmy James Eaton and Xavier Michelides; The Squinge takes a lighter look at Afternoon show favourites Degrassi High and Press Gang. Tickets for both shows are available at Ticketmaster.
* Also on tonight: Dom Romeo speaks to Fear of a Brown Planet in Stand-Up Sit Down, tonight at the Hairy Little Sista, and Softbelly Bar hosts Late Nights at Softbelly Comedy. All shows kick off at 11:30pm. Other late night shows include The After Party, St Ali’s Late Night Percolator, and Late Night Impro.
* TOMORROW: The co-host of The Little Dum Dum Club and man behind solo show Pipsqueak, Tommy Dassalo talks to Mike about all things comedic. Plus: What show is involved in a billboard scandal? Find out tomorrow.