On the show today, Mike Brown speaks with seven-day a week man Tommy Dassalo about his two festival shows.
First night of the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicked off, and braving an unusual level of humidity WOF COMEDY ventured out to see Triple J star Tom Ballard and The Circle’s own net nerd Andrew McClelland.
Here’s our tips for Australian comedians to see at this years Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The festival is nearly over – but you still have a chance to see the excellent comedy stylings of Nick Cody, Paul F Tompkins and Charles Barrington
More reviews from the 2011 melbourne comedy festival, this time we look at Telia Nevile, The Bad Boys of Music Theatre
The Stevenson Experience, in their debut show Mission Twinpossible, is clearly new to the comedy world. In this day and age of fierce one-upmanship and comedic competition, one can sense a newcomer quite easily.
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”.
As mentioned in our Late O’Clock with Rob Hunter review, red-haired fire cracker Luke McGregor has zoomed to the top of my “Must See” comedians list this year.
We check out shows from Sanderson Jones, Rich Hall, Late O’Clock with Rob Hunter which are currently playing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival
You end up leaving the show having not only learned a little something about your subconscious and Freudian theory via an hour of hilarity, but you walk out of there feeling warm, contented, practically hugged.
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.