Hannah Gadsby is brave, raw and someone you feel like you know already. Her new hour of stand-up, ‘Donkey’, is uproarious, quick, sometimes tangential and a total product of how her mind works.
His act smoothly progressed through talking to the audience and engaging them into his comedy, to a full blown stand-up routine. Perfectly integrated, perfectly sound comedy.
12 years later, the shows tunes are still catchy, but this latest iteration adds very little to the canon, despite often impressive turns from the cast.
There’s a reason he’s all over our radios, TV screens and now, even our coffee mugs. Whether you’re a fan already or seeing him for the first time, it’s completely irrelevant. Little just knows how to reel the audience in.
What is it about painful self-reflection that makes for such good comedy? Best of the Fest left the Melbournian audience at The Forum Tuesday night exposed naked and laughing at themselves in the mirror.
If you want an easy show to just sit down and relax, then watch Ronny Chieng run around the stage yelling at stupid people, you won’t be disappointed.
Overall the balance between comedy, music, puppetry, audience participation, planning and chaos results in what could easily be my favourite show of the festival.
Carlson is a woman after my own heart. She’s obsessed with good coffee, unapologetically fond of pie, and armed with a determination to stay warm and friendly in the face of an endless barrage of dickheads.
Returning to the Comedy Festival, this latest show from the self-proclaimed “Queen of Australian comedy” doesn’t raise the bar, but then again it doesn’t have to.
I left not only with my sides satisfyingly split but with my 10 year old self skipping after me feeling comforted, lighter and a little more normal.
If there were ever a place to do the ‘timewarp’, it would have to be Dracula’s current show, Retro Vampt.
The music was fantastic and immediately made you want jump out of your seat and boogie. However, despite the invitation from the band, very few headed to the dance floor.
With an outdoor balmy pub balcony setting, and a relaxed room filled with those hungering for some after work Scottish humor, there’s not an awful lot that can wrong. Or right, if you had to suffer through an evening’s lineup that was on the whole rather unimpressive.
Every night this show serves up a different selection of unusual acts. Can’t be certain you’ll see any of these folk if you go, but you will certainly miss them all if you don’t buy a ticket.
One bad keyboard pedal set the tone beautifully for her opening night in the Garden.