Dragon at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Natalie Harris had a stellar 2016, performing her solo show Good Grief to sold out crowds at MICF and Melbourne Fringe and being awarded Screen Australia Gender Matters funding to develop the show into a web series. Now, Nat returns to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with her brand new solo stand up show Dragon.

‘Dragon’ is the nickname Nat proudly gave herself at the age of 19 and persisted with until even her own mother finally started calling her ‘Dragon’. Now 31, she’s got an RSA under her belt, body corporate on her tail and two online dating profiles to her name. Her third solo show is filled with honest, divergent and hilarious tales of what it is like to be a self-made ‘Dragon’ in a modern world.

Natalie Harris (The Vagina Diaries ABC2, Twentysomething ABC2, , Fancy Boy ABC2) was a RAW State Finalist in 2012 and made her solo stand up debut in Secrets (MICF 2014). She co-starred in CREEPS (Melbourne Fringe 2014), Marked to Clear (MICF 2015) and brought her second solo show Good Grief to MICF and Melbourne Fringe 2016.

“It’s safe to say that Natalie Harris’s secret is out — and a pleasure to share.” Herald Sun

“This girl is one to look out for, and this show is definitely one to see.” Yawp Magazine

Dragon!

 

Details:
Tickets: $18-22
Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 & at the door (but pre-purchase advisable)
Dates: Mon-Tue &Thu-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6.30pm
Venue: Trades Hall – The Evatt Room, Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
Facebook event:
Comedy Festival link:  https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2017/shows/dragon 

See more of Nat Harris on social media!

Instagram: @natisdragon
Facebook: Natalie Harris 
Twitter: @natisdragon

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Girls Night is back at MICF 2017

Expect witty. Expect wicked. Expect wonderful. Grab your girlfriends and get ready to giggle, Girls Night is back for Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) 2017! Shows will run from 29 March to 9 April 2017 at The Upstairs Lounge @ Little Sista in the center of Melbourne.

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Producer and MC Cath Styles

Cath Styles is bringing together the cream of the festival’s funny ladies in a night to celebrate all things female and funny. This festival favourite is big on value and even bigger on laughs.

Girls Night features an exciting mixed bag of stand-up, storytelling, sketch and musical comedy. The line-up changes every night and features: Mandy Nolan, Bev Killick, Nikki Britton, Alice Fraser, Diana Nguyen, Tessa Waters, Lauren Bok, Sally Kimpton, Georgie Carroll, MC Cath Styles and many more.

Always hilarious, Girls Night is hands down the ideal start to any night out at The Festival.

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Cath Styles

“Female skewed comedy with refreshing wit”
– Herald Sun

“This is a show you could easily see twice”
– Comedy Beast

“Some of the sharpest and best valued comedy around”
– Gagging for it

Venue: The Upstairs Lounge @ Little Sista, 240 Lt Collins St, Melbourne

When: 29 March – 9 April, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: Full $25, Concession $20, Group (6 or more) and Tightarse Tuesday $20
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/254412

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Cath Styles in SHIFT at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

 

We invite you to explore the craziness of a way of life where strange is normal, and normal is strange as Cath Styles presents her new show SHIFT at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016.

Cath Styles has been a psychiatric nurse for 25 years, and a comedian for 10. Between the nights, evenings, weekends and holidays she’s worked in both jobs, she’s never had a weekend off. Ever! Shift is the show where both her worlds collide, and explores her on again, off again, love affair with her (paying!) job.

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No stranger to finding the funny in the dark and bizarre, the creator of festival favourite Darkness and Light blends stand-up and storytelling to tell touching, and twisted tales of her enduring 25 year fling with psych nursing.

The show will run from April 5 to 17 at The Downstairs Lounge at the Grand Mercure Hotel at 6.30pm. Details for the show can be found at the official MICF 2016 website: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/shift-cath-styles

 

Juan Vesuvius presents “Calypso Nights, Juan Two?” at MICF 2016

Saw the latest show from Juan Vesuvius last night, Calypso Nights, Juan Two? BRILLIANT! My cheeks hurt from laughing. Get along for a comedy, DJ, clowning party!

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Last year I saw Juan Vesuvius perform his clown DJ show, Calypso Nights, at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and it was an absolute stand out! It’s stayed in my mind and I’m so excited to be seeing “Juan Two?” tonight! Getting my Calypso moves ready and hunting down the maracas! Come along for opening night.

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More about the show:

Following his music-infused cult hit, Calypso Nights, award-winning Venezualan DJ Juan Vesuvius is back with a brand new adventure in Caribbean music, politics and absurdism.

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two? is the second instalment in Juan’s mission to heal the world with calypso. Wow. Beautiful.

Using his unique brand of vinyl-mixing, maraca-wielding comedy Juan will guide you on a journey that is part music lesson, part dance party, part psychedelic chutney trip.

Winner The Skinny Genius Award 2014 (Ed Fringe)
Nominated Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015

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Butt Kapinski will captivate you at MICF 2016

Butt Kapinski is unusual, enticing and interactive. The poster alone will lure you in and make you want to know more! The show itself is bursting with action, engagement and so many laughs.

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I had the pleasure of attending the show last night and after hearing so much buzz coming out of Adelaide Fringe, I was glad I did! Expect the unexpected with this show. Be prepared to get involved in the show and you’ll be captivated until the final applause.

Butt is a charachter, a very interesting character. Unmistakable in appearance and endearing in the quirky mannerism’s. This is a show you’ll see and talk about for weeks after.

You’ve got until the 17th April to see the show but don’t leave it too late, with the buzz that’s going around, the show is sure to be a sellout!

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Details for the show!

Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery. This funny, filthy, fully interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge – no seat is safe!

From the director and co-writer of RED BASTARD – the internationally acclaimed bouffon show – Butt Kapinski has been taking North America by storm. With a swag of awards from Edmonton, Calgary, Hollywood, Orlando and Vancouver Fringes, and off the back of a huge Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, Butt makes her MICF debut.

Kick reality to the curb with this full-on interactive comedic experience! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes. ADULTS ONLY.
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BUTT KAPINSKI
23rd March – 17th April
7:15pm (Sun 6.15pm)
Tuxedo Cat, 293-299 La Trobe St, Melbourne

All shows are wheelchair accessible.
Tickets: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/butt-kapinski

Make sure to check out Butt on social media:

Twitter @buttkapinski
Facebook – Butt Kapinski

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I am not a Unicorn!!! at Adelaide Fringe 2016

Intriguing title. Emma loves Unicorns and so when she was approached by Emma J Hawkins to work together on publicity for this creative show… she couldn’t say no!!

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We invite you come and get lost down the rabbit hole with Emma J Hawkins, where Alice is probably drunk playing cards with Goldilocks and the three bears.

I am not a Unicorn! will debut at Adelaide Fringe 2016 at The Royal Croquet Club, 9pm, 12-21 February, 2016 (excluding Monday’s.) There will be an auslan interpreted show held on the 19 February at 9pm.

I am not a Unicorn! is peppered with moments so immersive that the audience truly gets to feel what it is like to walk in a short statured person’s shoes. Experience an engaging and light hearted look at life lived at 103cm short.

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Emma is a keen supporter and advocate for fair representation of diversity in Australian performing arts specifically for artists with a disability. Although the show is often tongue in cheek and light, Emma also hopes to raise awareness for the acceptance of disabilities in the community and the perception of what is ‘normal’.

Emma J Hawkins enjoyed a magnificent debut at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015 with reviews including:

“Equal parts hilarious, terrifying and arousing” – Karen Pickering, Cherchez la Femme

“Emma J Hawkins steals the show…like a cartoon character brought to life” –The Advertiser

Venue: The Royal Croquet Club – The Parlour, Victoria Square [Tarntanyangga]

Date: Friday 12 – Sunday 21 February

Time: Tuesday – Sundays 9pm

Price: Adult: $28.00, Conc: $23.00, Tues/Group 6+: $20.00 at adelaidefringe.com.au

Special event: Auslan Interpreted Show, Friday 19th February

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If you would like to review this show or attend, please do contact Emma Lovell at Lovelly Communications directly:

Lovelly Communications
Lovelly by name, Lovely by nature

Twitter @Lovellyinc

 

 

 

AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDY in Sydney

The hilarious duo of Sammy J and Randy are back in Sydney for ONE NIGHT ONLY! You can enjoy an evening with Sammy J and Randy at the Sydney Comedy Festival on May 15th at the Enmore Theatre.

I’ve enjoyed a number of this comedy duos DVD’s and also seen them live a few times. Never a dull moment and incredible how they continue to come up with great songs. One of my favourites is the Aussie Christmas song. Too good

Tickets are going to sell fast, so snap yours up fast.

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Since the moment of your conception, your entire existence has been leading to this glorious moment. The moment you settle into your seat, switch off all electronic devices, and immerse yourself in the sheer comedic powerhouse that is Sammy J and Randy. An hour of songs, smut and shenanigans from Australia’s most popular ARIA-nominated, Barry-award-winning, ham-and-cheese-foccacia-eating comedy duo. Drink it in. Bask in the glory. Guaranteed to change your life. No refunds.

‘Perverted purple puppet meets skinny virgin bastard in a must-see, musical perfect match. It’s a comedic marriage made in heaven’ ***** Adelaide Advertiser 2014

 ‘Sammy J & Randy’s best show yet – not to be missed’ ****½ The Age 2014

 ‘Again, Sammy J and Randy show why they own the musical comedy genre in this country. A guaranteed crowd-puller and crowd-pleaser that simply doesn’t put a foot wrong’ ****½ Herald Sun 2014

Let’s get started – Sydney Comedy Festival show with James Pender

It’s great to see James Pender back on the scene after some time away. Sydney Comedy Festival has him back on stage and ready to make you laugh! He’s even made a fun video for the show.

Book tickets now with Sydney Comedy Festival. 

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You may know him from the Ronnie Johns Half Hour.  Or… you may not.  Fair cop.  It’s been a while since that show was on TV.  After a decade lawyering the shit out life, James is finally back on stage trying out some new material. So, let’s get started… again.

Venue, Date & Time

The Factory Theatre

Tue 28th Apr 2015 – 8:15 pm

Thu 30th Apr 2015 – 8:15 pm

Fri 1st May 2015 – 9:30 pm

Sun 3rd May 2015 – 7:15 pm

Show Duration

60mins

Ticket Price Range

$25.00

Recommended For

Ages 15+

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