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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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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Inanimately – by Nicolette Minster at MICF 2015

MICF 2015 has just 4 days left! This gives you only a few more chances to catch wonderful performers like Nicolette Minster in shows such as “Inanimately.” I can’t wait to see this show as I’ve seen Nicolette in her amazing duo act, Girls Uninterrupted many times!

Here’s a bit more about what she’s up to now!

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As seen on ABC2, 7mate’s KINNE and heard on Nova 100.

Objectum sexuals have sex with inanimate objects. They flirt with bridges and get hitched to landmarks. Nicolette has been seeing her security blanket for almost 30 years. Could this be the gateway to becoming Mrs Bolte Bridge?

This is a show about when having “safe sex” means avoiding splinters.

‘Minster has got the works.’ Australian Stage

‘The female Hamish & Andy. ★★★★½’ Herald Sun (for Girls Uninterrupted)

Directed by Heath McIvor

Suitable for audiences 16+

http://www.nicoletteminster.com

REVIEWS

Tickets available at Melbourne International Comedy Festival website: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/shows/inanimately-nicolette-minster

Tickets – $15-$20

Carpet Room, Forum Theatre

Tues- Sat 7.15pm

Sun 6.15pm

Douche Bomb – A comedy show by Kirsty Mac with a Social Media focus

The line up for my few days at MICF is looking pretty good. It’s the end of the fest and these artists don’t give up til the last minute, putting on outstanding shows for all to see. Kirsty Mac was high on my list to show after her interesting year in Social Media and the buzz I’ve heard about her in comedy. I’ll be seeing her show,  Douche Bomb.
Can’t wait to hear her take on Social Media. Here is a little about the show in Kirsty’s words:
“Basically, I became quite well known on social media this year and was the figurehead of getting Julien Blanc (the pick up artist) kicked out of the country. Also I trended globally on twitter and released a wiki page of Redfoo that went viral and resulted in an apology from him.”
WOW! I’m on board. This is gonna be a spicy show – bring on the controversy.
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Douche Bomb: a person who acts with excessive doucheyness.

Douche Bombers have had a long run of getting away with WTF behaviour. Well, not anymore! There’s a new kid in town and they go by the name of Everybody on Social Media.

Some great reviews for this gal, and I can’t wait to see this show:

‘Mac succeeds in taking on the world. ★★★★’ Herald Sun

‘A hero for women everywhere. ★★★★’ The Advertiser

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/shows/douche-bomb-kirsty-mac

Tickets available NOW
Venue:

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

Tue-Sun 6.30pm

50 minutes

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Can’t wait to see Kelly Fastuca at MICF in “I need an Adult”

This weekend I’ll be heading down to Melbourne for the International Comedy Festival, MICF2015. I’m catching the last weekend of the festival and i’ve locked in a few amazing shows to see including the fabulous Kelly Fastuca!

I first met Kelly Fastuca in New York City at a stand-up night. She rocked the mic, and I even got up and did a few minutes myself. It was a blast and I loved Kelly’s style. It’s very exciting therefore to see her doing an awesome new show at MICF this year in Melbourne.

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Here’s a bit more about the show:

Five years ago, Kelly was a rising star in the Melbourne Comedy scene when she won the American Green Card Lottery, packed up everything and moved to New York City.

Not knowing a soul and with a small amount of cash, she has somehow survived two hurricanes, a polar vortex, a blizzard, and some choice moments of strangers trying to wee on her. Starting a new life in a tough city, she needed an adult to get her out of bad situations. Or someone to just make her a sandwich.

Always relatable, always funny, ‘I Need an Adult’ is her Australian return to the festival circuit.

Known around the US for her work on podcast’s and radio, she is a regular on Robert Kelly’s cult following ‘You Know What Dude’ Podcast, and has also been a guest ‘Opie and Anthony.’ Her podcast ‘Get your hand off it’ is available for free on itunes.

“Hilariously twisted, brutally funny” Village Voice, NYC 2014

Venue: The Downstairs Lounge @ The Grand Mercure Hotel, 195 Swanson St

Dates: Thurs 26 March – Sun 19 April

Tickets: $20 Full, $16 Conc, $16 Group 5, $15 Tightarse Tuesday

Times: Tue – Sun 9:45pm

Bookings www.trybooking.com/GNNN, www.kellyfastuca.com

And for some light reading, check out some of the reviews!

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There is more to Kelly than just the stand-up, make sure to check out her podcast, “Get your hand off it.” Known around the US for her work on podcast’s and radio, she is a regular on Robert Kelly’s cult following ‘You Know What Dude’ Podcast, and has also been a guest ‘Opie and Anthony.’ Her podcast ‘Get your hand off it’ is available for free on itunes.

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/get-your-hand-off-it-kelly/id972665493?mt=2

JMAC in Disco Fanny at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

STEPBACK Entertainment

Presents

JMAC in Disco Fanny

 

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Melbourne, Victoria: We’ve all had that big night out on the d-floor. Admit it. Embrace it. This is about loving and owning every single part of who you are. Even your sweaty flaps.

It’s been a big year for this world-wide, famous, dance, music, popstar. Following the launch of her first single Disco Fanny, JMAC took off to Bali for a much needed rest. Here on her path to self-discovery she encountered welcoming hippy communities, took part in many sacred ceremonies and was re-born.

Hold tight Melbourne. In 2014 we get to see a side of JMAC we didn’t know existed.

JMAC’s adventure doesn’t stop there. She’s been writing new music and bumping into her Dad’s friends at strip clubs, whilst she’s been dancing. What a year!

“It took me to meet a bunch of strippers and fall in love with one, to realise universal human oneness with no judgement, and love is all that exists…”

This year JMAC breaks down barriers of the social-norm and isn’t afraid to talk taboo, with the power of the pussy as her main focus. This is conscious, observational, stand up comedy about finding yourself and in turn, touching others. Get ready folks, this one’s is rated V for Vagina.

JMAC had sold out shows last year and with her hit single taking over the iTunes charts, this is sure to be a hot seller. Get tickets early to avoid disappointment and dry underwear.

Oh, PS – everyone attending must bring a shit mug from home with them. You’ll get it back.

Learn more at: whoisjmac.com and https://www.facebook.com/JustineJMACMcInerney?fref=ts

“Step aside Psy” – Onya Magazine
“Laugh-out-loud comedy” – Herald Sun
“Not sure what it’ll be for, but Gold Logie prediction for JMAC!” – Peter Hitchener Ch9

 

Venue:Paloma Bar, 480 Collins St, Melbourne

Dates:Preview 4th April. Show runs 4 – 19 April (with no show Monday 7th April or Monday 14th April)

Tickets: Full $20, Preview $15, Tight-pussy Tuesday $15

Time: 7.30 pm                         Runtime: 45 mins                        Category: Stand up

Bookings:http://www.tixnofee.com/listing.php?showid=340 and at the venue

PRESS CONTACT:

Emma Lovell, Stepback Entertainment Phone: M: 0413 955 970   Email: stepbackent@gmail.com

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013/2014

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2013/2014.

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To all of our clients, fans and friends, we thank you for your support in 2014. This has been a cracker of a year for Lovelly Communications and we’ve worked on some incredible projects.

From working on our first Comedy Shows in the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festivals to the launch of a new milk brand. We’ve worked with international musicians and on the Sydney Blues and Roots Music Festival. We’ve talked about watches, decking, travel and recruitment. It’s been a diverse and dynamic year and we’ve learnt a lot.

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With many developments still coming in the world of Social Media as so much of our business operations move online, we are happy to still work with companies in traditional marketing avenues and to integrate these two approaches.

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We hope that you too have had successes and learning curves throughout the year and are striving towards a bigger and better 2014.

 

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Thank you again, have a wonderful festive season and we’ll see you again next year!

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