Comedy

Comedy duo Tim and Eric (USA) announce upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour

August 11, 2015

Finally, the long wait is over! Absurdist comedy-cult duo Tim and Eric will be returning to our shores this December, proudly calling their show “Tim and Eric – ’Stralia – Zealand Experience”. Live Nation is excited to announce the return of the cult pair who will bring their unique brand of humour for a whirlwind […]

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MICF Review: 3 States of Comedy – The Downstairs Lounge at The Grand Mercure Hotel (Performances through April 19th)

April 18, 2015

If you’re looking for a good variety of Australian comedy during this year’s MICF look no further than 3 States of Comedy/i>, a triple headliner of very promising comics representing Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia. Opening the show on this particular evening was Geoff Setty, whose punchy one-liners got the crowd going early […]

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MICF Review: Chimp Cop – The Imperial Hotel (Until April 18th)

April 11, 2015

Chimp Cop – the love child of Melbourne comedians Timothy Clark, Ben Vernel, Adam Knox and Rosie Vernel, is a hard-hitting and hilarious tale of corruption, friendship, and bananas. A well-constructed hour of silliness that parodies just about every cop drama truism in the book, Chimp Cop moves through its influences, picking them apart and […]

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MICF Review: Ronny Chieng "You Don't Know What You're Talking About" – Melbourne Town Hall (Performances through 19th April)

April 6, 2015

There’s something about the way Ronny Chieng yells at you that’s so endearing. The multi-award winning comedian has a knack for picking on the flaws of a generation who don’t know what they’re talking about, in a way that makes you feel both guilty and amused. His stage persona of a faux egotistical comic is […]

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the AU interview: Comedians Jacob Lingard, Ciaran Lyons and Matt Stewart talk about "The Comedy Zone" at MICF

April 5, 2015

The Comedy Zone is made up of five of Australia most promising comedians each coming from different parts of the country to deliver a varied palette of humour. Matt Ford (QLD), Jacob Lingard (QLD), Ciaran Lyons (WA), Nina Oyama (NSW) and Matt Stewart (VIC) are a collective of young comedians who has already started to […]

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MICF Review: Corey White: The Cane Toad Effect (Performances Through April 19th)

April 3, 2015

“Don’t worry, you’ll get home in one piece” Corey White assures, as he delves into things he could have possibly said to put a woman’s mind at ease after he realized he had accidentally been following her for several kilometers late one night. Ultimately he knows there’s nothing he could have said, he knows even […]

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Interview: Illusionist Cosentino (Melbourne) on cultural differences, performance mishaps and more!

March 12, 2015

Having been awarded the prestigious honour of being named Magician of the Year in 2013 by the International Magicians Society, New York (the International Merlin award) and with 4 prime-time specials under his belt having aired in over 40 countries; Australia’s favourite performer Cosentino returns with his new live show Twisted Reality – which promises […]

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Comedy Review: Rhys Darby Live – Astor Theatre, Perth (13.10.14)

October 15, 2014

Comedian Rhys Darby kicked off the Australian tour of his new show Rhys Darby Live! on Monday night with the first of two sold-out shows at Perth’s Astor Theatre. Whilst Darby is perhaps best known as the lovably inept band manager Murray Hewitt from Flight of the Conchords, he has had a long and successful […]

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the AU interview: Comedian Jim Gaffigan (USA) talks about being an oddball, family and… pie!

September 29, 2014

Jim Gaffigan, family man, food lover, and comedian is heading our way for the first time to perform at Sydney’s Just For Laughs. the AU review’s Perri Cassie caught up with him as he anticipates hsi first visit down under, and the release of his eagerly anticipated second book ‘Food: A Love Affair’ You’re touring […]

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Comedy Review: Monty Python LIVE (Mostly) – O2 Arena, London (Performances to July 20th – Screens in Cinemas August 6th)

July 17, 2014

This week, the surviving members of iconic British Comedy troupe Monty Python bring their run of “reunion” shows in London to an end. Their first performances under the Python banner since 1980’s infamous Hollywood Bowl gig, their return to the stage was met with as much anticipation as it was trepidation – aren’t they too […]

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SXSW Comedy Review ft. Sinbad – Esther’s Follies (11.03.14)

March 20, 2014

You may have already read about some of my adventures earlier last week at the Hype Machine Party. I mentioned I snuck out during the set, and as it turns out, I actually ended up going to a SXSW comedy event for the first time, to catch “surprise” headliner Sinbad, in a showcase hosted by […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: John Waters, This Filthy World Vol 2 – Elder Hall (06.03.14)

March 7, 2014

The anticipation in the air was palpable as the Elder Hall filled with people waiting to hear John Waters speak for the Adelaide Festival. The stage is minimalist – a green floral arrangement on a white stand with red lighting at the rear. John enters the stage resplendent in a grey checked suit with his […]

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Comedy Review: Dave Chappelle – State Theatre, Sydney (05.03.14)

March 5, 2014

It’s not too often you get to say “well now that’s something I never thought I’d see”. I guess the last time was when Neutral Milk Hotel came to town, fulfilling many dreams of my high school years. And tonight was something of a similar feeling. Having never performed shows outside of North America before, […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Stephen K Amos ‘The Spokesman’ – Enmore Theatre (09.05.13)

May 10, 2013

Stephen K Amos is one of the long running comedians who often swings by Australia for the Melbourne International and Sydney Comedy Festival circuits. He’s been embraced by our audiences thanks to his charming and witty tales and he’s back this time with his show The Spokesman to prove that he’s not worthy of being idolised.

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Cameron James ‘Nite Zoo’ – The Factory Theatre (04.05.13)

May 4, 2013

Sometimes it’s the little shows that can take you by surprise with their quirkiness and ability to combine the things we love all into a neat little package. Cameron James brings us Nite Zoo a stand up comedy performance that twists the tv chat show format into an interactive live action extravaganza with music and games and deep probing […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Live Review: The Kransky Sisters – Seymour Centre (24.02.13)

April 26, 2013

The Kransky Sisters are back in Australia after an eccentric tour of the European continent, on which the unbalanced spinsters managed some rest and recuperation before launching into their brand new show Piece of Cake back in their homeland. That’s the fictional back-story at least. Sorry, I didn’t mean to break the forth wall. Poor […]

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the AU interview: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Set List: Paul Provenza

April 20, 2012

Now I only read about Set List just before it was announced, so I was pretty excited when I got handed the interview, tell me a little bit about it? Where was the initial idea conceived? The idea is the product of evil genius Troy Conrad, who created Set List. He invited me to come […]

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the AU interview: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Tim Key

April 19, 2012

Tim Key is somewhat of a peculiar comic. His trademark quirky, untraditional-styled poetry, delivered with impeccable timing, makes his new show Masterslut one of the must see shows at this years Melbourne International Comedy Festival. I chat with the British comic while he’s unpacking his belongings. ‘Oh did you just get in?’ I ask. ‘No’ […]

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the AU Interview: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Presents – Christophe Davidson.

April 7, 2012

Christophe Davidson brings his hilariously quirky show The Time Of Your Life to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This will be the young Canadian’s second trip to the prestigious event, but this time around he’s more focused about what he wants to achieve. ‘Last year I wasn’t in the festival, and just hung about with […]

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the AU Interview: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Presents – David O'Doherty

April 2, 2012

David O’Doherty, most commonly known as the whimsical man behind the tiny keyboard, has been a constant fixture in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for many years, and 2012 will be no different, well it’ll be slightly different. He’ll still be here performing his trademark style of comedy with his current show David O’Doherty is […]

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the AU Interview: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Presents – Alex Horne

March 28, 2012

Alex Horne returns for the second year to prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival, bringing both The Horne Section as well as his brand new solo show Seven Years in the Bathroom in tow. The British comic had only just arrived to our shores less than 24 hours prior our chat, and seemed to be in […]

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Fringe World Live Review: Zack Adams: A Complete History – The Treasury Cabaret (13.02.12)

February 17, 2012

Following rave reviews for his previous show Love Song’s for Future Girl Shane Adamczak a.k.a Zack Adams returned to the Perth stage to revive his show Zack Adams: The Complete History for the Fringe World festival. An autobiographical tale peppered with some fine musical moments as well as plenty of laughs. The life of Zack […]

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Laugh it up! Getting to know the Just For Laughs 2011 Sydney lineup…

August 8, 2011

One event we’re quite excited about at the AU review is the upcoming world famous Just for Laughs comedy festival, taking place in Australia this September – for the first time ever at the Sydney Opera House! Over the course of four days, two international comedy galas will take place alongside six solo shows from […]

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Jerry Springer: The Opera – Sydney Opera House (26.04.09)

April 27, 2009

While this might seem like a strange thing to be reviewing on theAUreview, While it may seem like a strange thing to be reviewing on theAUreview, featuring some of Australia’s best singers, including Kate Miller-Heidke as Baby Jane, “Jerry Springer: The Opera” was definitely a musical event. Albeit one unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Clocking […]

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