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Thirteen projects, for a total investment of $8.6 million, contributing to a total slate worth $26.4m, were signed off by the Screen Australia Board yesterday.
Jim Jeffries' subject matter touches on all that is politically incorrect, anal sex, pedophilia drugs, porn you name it and he will have it all covered. Jim Jeffries – 'Hellbound': Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
'The Outrageous Good Fortune of the Family Sapiens in its Encounters with the Thylantines' part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival had, what seemed to me, all the components of an interesting live production.
Anthony Salame in One Night Stand at the Melbourne International Comdey Festival, is a comedian that is good at what he does, and entertained the audience.
Melbourne based businesswoman and mother, Katarina Pavlovic is on a mission. She is single-handedly taking on the producers of poor quality, mass produced children’s furniture and the creators of boring bedrooms and naff nurseries by offering a high quality, unique and creative alternative – “Miss Tati & Friends”.
'Everlasting Moments', the last in the Somerville Film season part of the Perth International Arts Festival, is a real delight.
A music scholarship gained in Primary School allowed Lauren to begin her musical journey early, with singing lessons, piano, and music theory starting at just seven years of age.
In Flesh and Blood which was featured at Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street, Armadale, VIC this past March, he explores the dramatic and beautiful landscapes of the MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory.
Ten young and emerging artists who work across the visual arts, theatre, dance, design, installation, architecture, digital art, text, sound and other creative areas will be chosen to undertake a three-week Arts Lab residency in Lismore in July 2009. SPLENDID!
In Jerusalem is Proud to Present, the award winning documentary by Israeli film maker Nitzan Gilady, which had its Australian debut at the current 19th Melbourne Queer Film Festival, the lack of tolerance is short in supply.
No props, no costumes, just a man and a microphone. Reginald D Hunter is a born performer: a storyteller equally at home with swear-word-peppered crudeness that sometimes slips into un-PC territory, and considered reflections on the nature of things – which on occasion briefly stray from comedy and into genuine commentary.
Indeed, the very first moment Conti stepped on stage I was on side. She appeared dressed in a monkey suit, voicing and manipulating a little puppet of herself. It was the first of many clever instances where she played on expectations about the old ventriloquist-puppet routine.
Wu Hsing-kuo takes on all ten roles in this adaptation, changing in costume and character. His acting, singing and dancing performance relies on versatile gestures as he uses his movements and facial expressions to represent the story.
The challenge with a festival of this nature is trying to catch all the musicians you want to see, out of 29 acts over four stages in nine hours. The quickest walk between the two nearest stages was about five minutes the furthest about 10. Add to that drink and bathroom breaks and it makes for a frantic afternoon. At least you can take drinks to all of the stages.
After a few attempts to converse with the audience, Terry North - in It all Points North, part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - seemed to give up and revert to stock jokes which were often well-thought out but executed without conviction.
The show is pure, good ol’ fashioned Australian self-deprecating humour. Thornton, with his Dave Hughes-esque comedic styling – minus the nasal – brings an often dead-pan delivery, a touch of physical humour and plenty of thickly accented caricatures.
There is one thing that is absolutely clear about Yana Alana and the Paranas – and that is that this is excellent cabaret in every sense.
Mark Butler in Let's Talk About Sex - part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - invited comments from the audience and managed to elicit a round of laughs from his responses almost every time.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival show by Dave Bloustein, The Social Contract, is an entertaining show, well deserving of its recognition of comedic gold by the Moose Head Award. It has an endlessly hilarious story line, complimented by fanciful and amusing never-ending tangents from seemingly unrelated but always relevant topics such as all-natural ice cream, the Blacktown RSL, t
With much anticipation I attended Jeff’s latest offering Living the Dream at Melbourne’s Town Hall, via the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and I am extremely happy to report that Jeff (as usual) did not disappoint in delivering some of the most astute observation comedy you are likely to see over this Festival period.
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