Posts BySam Rankin, Author at The Creative Issue
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The Imperial Comedy room, surely a highlight of the festival, has a cracker line up ofÂ stand-ups, sketch stars and improvisers of all sorts. Someone who combines all three is Jimmy James Eaton, a mainstay of the Comedy Festival and the wider Melbourne comedy scene.
Every good Melbourne Comedy Festival venue has a strong and distinct vibe, from the top-bill acts at the Town Hall to the beautiful weirdos at Tuxedo Cat. The Imperial has a strong mix of subversive stand-up acts and sketch comedy, with Chimp Cop confidently leading the helm.
“WOMANz” had me kicking myself for not seeing this show earlier. After rave reviews during last year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival and buzzing word of mouth, I was finally able to catch Tessa Waters at the Town Hall on a miserable …
Samuel Valentine and Tom AlbertÂ hail originally from Queensland, but you wouldn’t know it. There fast paced, vaudevillian cabaret style of comedy fits very comfortably in Melbourne and indeed the Butterfly Club.
Not many bands swing as effortlessly between clean, heart-breaking songwriting to fuzzed out disco punk as Northeast House Party. Since breaking through in 2010 onÂ Triple J’s Unearthed with their track, Dust, the band have blazed across Australia with their wildly renowned high-energy live shows. We got the chance to chat with the group before they head on tour with garage-rockers Food Court on their Double Darts Tour