Tommy Dassalo (Day 5) : MICF Daily
It’s April Fools Day, but no joke – Watch Out For presents MICF Daily for the very first episode of April… or are we? Is it a trick? No… but is it? No. Or is it? No it’s not a trick… or is it?
On the wonderful jam packed MICF Daily podcast show today, Mike Brown speaks with seven-day a week man Tommy Dassalo about his two festival shows.
His solo show Pipsqueak is on Tuesday through Sunday at the Victoria Hotel, with a live version of podcast The Little Dum Dum Club on Monday’s at the Town Hall.
MICF Daily News (Sunday 1 April, 2012)
* The Advertising Review Board has looked into Puppetry of the Penis’ billboard advertising after a punter took offensive at the ad. The complaint was first official advertising complaint in the show’s 13-year history, and was later dismissed by the board.
* For those who to spare themselves from an uphill walk from the Town Hall to Trades Hall, the festival is now offering a free shuttle bus to run punters between the two venues. You can find the bus parked in front of the Town Hall box office on Collins St in the city, and the Trades Hall box office on Queensberry St in Carlton.
* The Bulmers People’s Choice Awards are now open for the 2012 season. Vote for your favourite shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and you’ll be in the running to win a trip for two to the world’s largest arts festival – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Entry is free, and is located on the Comedy Festival website.
* Special guests Andy Kindler and Bart Freebairn turned up to the live recording of I Love Green Guide Letters yesterday at Spleen Bar. The episode will be released later this week, subscribe to the show at the I Love Green Guide Letters website.
* Everyone likes free tickets, and the Herald-Sun is giving away passes to see Shappi Khorsandi, Mark Thomas, and Tim Fitzhigham. Entries close on a daily basis, visit the Herald-Sun’s website to enter.
* If you happened to miss out on ABC Local Radio’s Comedy Bites special, the station has uploaded segments to the web. The special includes segments from internationals Mark Thomas, Keith Robinson, and Jimmy McGhie as well as locals Hannah Gadsby and Anne Edmonds to name a few. Check it out today at ABC Local Radio’s website.
* AFTERNOONS : Sunday afternoons means extra early bonus shows for comedy fans. The Comics Lounge in North Melbourne hosts Lemho, Marty Fields, and Jacques Barrett today at 1pm, while the Bad Boys of Musical Theatre rock the house at Chapel off Chapel in Prahan at 2pm. Closer to the city Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy Show takes place at 2pm, Phi and Me Too takes place at the Hairy Little Sister at 4, and Frank Woodley’s Bemusement Park half an hour later at The Forum.
* LATE NIGHT: Die Roten Punkte and Andrew McClelland “Rock ze haus” tonight when Haus Party takes over Festival Club at the earlier time of 10:30. Smart Casual, Dixie Longate, Zoe Coombs Marr, Agent Lynch and Funny Bones are also on the bill, and McClelland will take you deep into the night with a DJ set after the party. Tickets at the door. Also on late night: Shaggers, Capital Punishment, and Dom Romeo’s Stand-Up Sit Down.
* REMINDER: Most shows start an hour earlier on Sunday’s. Double check tickets before heading off to a show.
* TOMORROW: MICF Daily speaks to the wonderful Luke McGregor about his role in awk-some talk show Late O’Clock with Rob Hunter. Plus we round-up the weekend’s reviews in and let you know about all the special Monday night shows.