Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019 - Part 3
Three and a half weeks of nonstop laughs is about to take over our fair city with the commencement of the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival on 27thMarch 2019. What an opportunity to move out of your comfort zone and try a different comedy genre (we’re not talking completely experimental here – but there is plenty of that on offer too).
Here are some of our suggestions to get you started:
50 Shades! – The Musical Parody
Wednesday, 27 March - Sunday 7 April – Alex Theatre St Kilda
How about a musical send up of the famous Fifty Shades of Grey novel for something different? You can expect some emotional ballads, rock ‘n’ roll and a steamy relationship between a naïve hardware store employee and a handsome business man.
Lights out Laughs
1, 8, 15 April – Melbourne Town Hall
Prepare to have a unique experience in the dark where you see nothing, except hear your favourite comedians perform in total darkness! Extra special that 20% of proceeds go to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) Pirate Radio
Thursday, 28 March - Sunday 21 April - Spiegeltent - Arts Centre Melbourne
This Irishman does improvisation like no other! He is hip-hop musical comedian and has graced many an international stage including supporting Ed Sheeran. To quote Molly, do yourself a favour and see Abandoman, you won’t be disappointed. This is a fun one to see with your teenagers too.
Soothplayers –Completely Improvised Potter
Thursday, 28 March - Sunday 21 April (excluding Wed’s) – Trades Hall
With Harry Potter fever still alive and well; come see this fun improvised show where audience suggestions turn each night into a different show. Extra points for dressing up too!
The, Late, Late Entertainment- After the Comedy (from 12.30 am)
Saturdays, 30 March, 6, 13 & 20 April – The Festival Club – Max Watt’s
If you dare stay out this late you will be delighted with epic lip sync battles between your favourite comedians (Grand Final on the 20thApril). Hosted by the razor sharp Rhys Nicholson, it is so much fun!
Some other fun to consider; Eurowision, Granny Bingo, Dance Nation, Christian Hull.
Be sure you tune in next Saturday for part four, the final of the series of Tracey’s comedy festival report for 2019 or book your tickets here: www.comedyfestival.com.au
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Tracey and I, with a few of our crew, in 2014 seeing one of our favourite shows. The MICF is an annual event for both our families.