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.
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.
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.
If you’re keen for a great night of dancing to the demise of humanity then this is the show for you!
Girl got game. Omielan is one brave lady. Not only is she dancing solo on stage as the audience enters (no mean feat), she’s also unafraid to tackle the big issues.
You are dazed, mesmerised and then…. it only gets better!
Serving as a poster boy for every twenty-something that is now ‘rich’ enough for such lavish luxuries as paying rent and sourdough bread, Matt Okine skillfully manages to take some of the more boring elements of everyday life and make them genuinely really funny.
The tin can phone starts buzzing – the ringtone Loser by Beck – and our Bec answers, only to find her self-doubt loudly berating her on the other end.