Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019 - Part One
Three and a half weeks of nonstop laughs is about to take over our fair city with the opening of the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival on 27th March 2019. Cazinc’s gorgeous CF guru, and my gorgeous friend Tracey, who was missing in action last year, is back this year with a four part series on who to see at this year’s festival, which is going to be another huge event.
Artists have begun spruiking their shows and it’s the perfect time to check out the ‘one off’ or ‘short season’ shows to ensure your laughing from the best seats in the house.
To help you decide here’s some of our favourites.
Briefs - Close Encounters
Wednesday, 20 March – Sunday, 24 March – Arts Centre Melbourne (Playhouse)
Who could resist this all-male burlesque troupe combining circus, cabaret and comedy? The boys have returned from slaying London’s West End to give Melbourne audiences a dose of their tantalising medicine. Warning: if last year is anything to go by, wear something waterproof!
Ronny Chieng - Tone Issues
Friday, 5 April - Saturday 6th April – Melbourne Town Hall
Returning from staring in Crazy Rich Asians and regular segments on US talk shows, the very funny Ronny Chieng is back for two nights only. We have missed him from the program line-ups over the last couple of years as he leaves his stamp on the US.
Circus Oz Neon
12, 13, 19, 20 April – The Melba Spiegeltent
Adult only Circus Oz, takes you on a glitzy and naughty journey through the 80’s – think lycra, circus and cabaret. You’re even invited to stay on for a dance party (hit me up for some classic aerobic outfits).
Paul McDermott & Gatesy - Go Solo
Saturday, 13 April – Melbourne Recital Centre
These two iconic Australian singer/songwriters from The Doug Anthony Allstars and Tripod performing together are sure to bring beautiful harmonies and comedy gold to our ears.
Wednesday, 17 April – Melbourne Town Hall
Celebrating the crème de la crème of female comedians from around the world and hosted by Geraldine Quinn’s Spandex Ballet, this 140 minute show never disappoints. Always a fun night with your girlfriends - expect to come out with face ache!
Moosehead Benefit 2019
Sunday, 21 April – Melbourne Town Hall
The best of the best from the festival program come together in one giant finale for the 120 funniest minutes of your life and a chance to see all the big names in one place.
Make sure you tune in next Saturday for part two of Tracey’s comedy festival report for 2019 or book your tickets here: www.comedyfestival.com.au
Carolyn (Caz) Rowland is a fashion designer at Cazinc The Label, model, lifestyle blogger and professional Image Stylist. Caz is also a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching. Caz is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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Here we are at Cazinc The Label’s head office where Tracey popped in to drop off flowers. Such a gorgeous girlfriend. xx