Shows At The Melba

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: 1900-Lisa-Skye

Venue: The Studio

11 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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Before Tinder, how did guys hassle people?

Lisa-Skye worked as a 'quality control' monitor for a phone dating agency in the early 2000s. She has stories so scary & silly they'll curl your eyelashes. But when it comes to finding love with other femmes now, is she any better?

Another outrageous dispatch from a life less ordinary.

Directed by Candy Bowers

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1900-Lisa-Skye

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: INVINCIBLE: Prince vs Michael

Venue: The Studio

11 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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The King of Pop vs His Royal Purpleness. Fierce Queens, Ashleyrose Gilham (USA) and Janelle Da Silva (Frankston) have polished their scissor splits and refined their moonwalk to throw down in the World Premiere of INVINCIBLE. Directed by the international multi-award winning comedian Candy Bowers, lovers of fierce femmes on the mic look out! It’s time to party like it’s 1999 because these smooth criminals will bring the laughs and steal your heart.

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INVINCIBLE: Prince vs Michael

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Party Ghost

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

11 April 2019 - 21 April 2019

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Do we celebrate our 'deathday' in the afterlife as we do our birthday in the land of the living? 'Party Ghost' is a ghoulish exploration of the postmortem mystery through a comedic pop-cultural lens. Part circus part seance, fans of high-level acrobatics and dark comedy will find 'Party Ghost' refreshing, jaw-dropping, and hauntingly hilarious.

"An outstanding production from a boldly original new circus company" - ArtsHub

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Party Ghost

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: The Cake Bride

Venue: The Studio

11 April 2019 - 14 April 2019

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You are cordially invited to the wedding of Nikki Viveca and her one true love... cake!

Nikki's always wanted to be a bride and she's not going to let little things like lake of a partner, or her own lack of interest in having a partner, get in her way. This delectable show looks at marriage through a unique lens, as queer comedienne Nikki Viveca (Asexual Healing, Trans Magic, The Lazy Show) explores her own complicated relationship with the world of weddings.

Featuring story-telling, standup and no small amount of theatrical flourish, this toughing love story between woman and dessert is comedy at its sweetest.

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The Cake Bride

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Mr.Gørski

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

13 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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Catch the show before he’s caught! Multi award-winning circus with incredible comedy, and extraordinary tricks for the whole family.

Multi award-winning, international circus performer Daniel Gorski, from ABC kids Hoopla Doopla, brings to life incredible comedy with extraordinary tricks for the whole family in his new show and world tour.

”The comedy is on-point. He brings back the timeless humour of mime, slapstick, circus, and magic… Gørski is an enormous talent!" The Australia Times.

"It’s raucous fun, silly and tongue in cheek" Alt Media. “★★★★★” Night Writes. Ideal for ages 5-14.

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Mr.Gørski

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: The Birdmann and Egg - A Late Night Birdhouse

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

4 April 2019 - 7 April 2019

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Enter an out-of-this-world, beautifully absurd cabaret with acclaimed icons of alternative comedy. Direct from ten world tours comes the 'Most Original Comedy' nominees of the Edinburgh Fringe in the Coolest Variety Show Ever featuring hip tracks, happening flicks, and hilarious circus tricks. Fun Can Save The World!

Special guests from television's ABC2, Studio at the Memo and The Project.

“Utterly Endearing Idiosyncratic Geniuses!” –The Scotsman

“TRIUMPH! ★★★★” -The Age

“SEE IT! ★★★★★” -melbartsfash.com

“★★★★★”- Times Colonist

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The Birdmann and Egg - A Late Night Birdhouse

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: The GREATEST Magic Show

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

13 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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Get ready for… The GREATEST Magic Show! A super fun and exciting magic and comedy spectacular, perfect for children young and old! Be entertained by two of Melbourne’s brightest and most bubbly magicians, Justin and Sam, as they utilize their combined 20 years of experience in children’s entertainment to bring you a magical extravaganza featuring breathtaking illusions, impressive circus artistry, along with loads of audience participation and trying not to pee yourself from laughing too much! In addition, every child in attendance will receive a FREE MAGIC WAND to help out during the show in making the incredible feats of illusion come to life! The GREATEST Magic Show is just as astonishing as it is hilarious, so don’t miss out and come find out just why it is the GREATEST!

Tickets will disappear fast… This show contains fire and smoke Recommended for ages 0-12

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The GREATEST Magic Show

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Vladimir the Crow

Venue: The Studio

4 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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In this mime on steroids romp through the classic horror underworld, ghoul clown Vladimir the Crow illuminates the darkness with sublime physical clowning and a soundscape full of fun scares and sonic mayhem.The show is a highly interactive physical Clown theatre piece with very minimal use of spoken text. The show invites the audience to get in touch with their inner child and inner-monster. Vlad has opened a portal to the theatre so as to spend some time entertaining the humans with fun horror fuelled antics that terrify him as much if not more than they do the audience.

Vladimir the Crow has developed and grown into a clown/comedy monster of a show the likes of which the world has never seen before, For the audience the show is an experience not dissimilar to jumping on a rollercoaster or a ghost train, From start to finish Vladimir has audiences on the edge of their seats and laughing till there bellies hurt.

MA15+

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Vladimir the Crow

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Varietyville Productions Art Versus Entertainment

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

4 April 2019 - 5 April 2019

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Starring two of Australia’s finest and funniest idiots — Daniel Oldaker “Dandyman” and Rani Huszar “Foxy Moron”

Two worlds collide in an irreverent spectacle of ridiculous proportions. A farcical foray of circus, comedy, dance and magic. Is it Art? Is it Entertainment? Witness masterful mayhem when these two indispensable fools titillate your senses in a journey of the absolute absurd.

Don’t delay: buy a ticket today and prepare yourself for a night of wondrous regale.

18+

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Varietyville Productions Art Versus Entertainment

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: NEON

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

12 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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A celebration of the gloriously gaudy, glammed up 80s, NEON is an unapologetic, funny, and downright dirty dancing cabaret. Circus meets comedy and song in an unforgivably big shoulder pads late-nite out featuring Circus Oz as you've never seen them - adult, uncut and with hazardous levels of hair gel.

Wear your brightest neon and tightest lycra and stick around post-show for a full 80s dance party featuring superstar special guest DJs!

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NEON

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Galapagos

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

30 March 2019 - 14 April 2019

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A magical collision happens when Charles Darwin, author of the biggest game changer book ever written, The Origin of the Species, arrives on Galapagos Island. Along the way, Darwin has made some amazing discoveries. He suspects that he may have evidence on the origin of the human species. But, there are pieces missing from the puzzle and time is running out. Charles bangs out his theory of evolution with a tribe of lizards who sing, dance and talk - of course.

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Galapagos

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Bubblegum Cabaret

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

13 April 2019 - 20 April 2019

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Be astounded by Circus Oz’s finest acrobats popping and snapping some seriously awesome tricks in Bubblegum Cabaret – a colourful, hilarious circus cabaret created especially for kids by the creator of the award-winning Children are Stinky!

Tiny minds will be blown by eye- boggling hula hopping, jaw-dropping juggling and astounding circus skills, plus of course, one billion bubbles! Must-see entertainment for the whole family in the April school holidays.

“Stunning acrobatics and explosive charisma leave both parents and children awestruck.” – Fringe Biscuit (on Children are Stinky)

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Bubblegum Cabaret

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Baby Got Back: Size Queens

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

28 March 2019 - 31 March 2019

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"It's clever, unashamedly feminist & utterly brilliant" Australia Times

Sold Out FRINGE WORLD 2015, 2016 & 2017!

Dubbed "an uninhibited celebration of women", Baby Got Back are fast becoming Fringe circuit favourites. A show of flesh, s*x, profanity & comedy chaos, this all-girl cast will take you on an exploration of the female form in all its glory. Smashing down the paradigms of womanhood, BGB is equal parts striptease, comedy and socio-political experiment.

Featuring a cast comprised of dancers, strippers, showgirls, puppeteers, comedians and bent burlesque performers, the BGB collective presents a brand-new psychos*xual adventure of projection mashups, burlesque shakedowns, stripper anarchy, absurdist performance art & naked circus. Expect to laugh, to think and to be turned on.

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Baby Got Back: Size Queens

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Lawrence Leung - Growing Concerns

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

30 March 2019 - 21 April 2019

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Australian Comedy Management

Acclaimed comedian, champion worrier and consistent escape room prisoner, Lawrence returns with tall tales, big concerns and dubious solutions.

From TV’s Maximum Choppage, Unbelievable & Offspring.

‘Mindblowing.’ Time Out

‘One of Melbourne’s great comedy talents’ The Age

'Amazing ★★★★1/2 ’ Herald sun

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Lawrence Leung - Growing Concerns

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: The Illegitimate Love Children of Bob Downe and Magda Szubanski

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent

31 March 2019 - 7 April 2019

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What on earth happened after the after-party at Mardi Gras 1986? We're not sure but we're glad it did. Come meet the illegitimate love children of Bob Downe and Magda Szubanski as they sing, dance and tell you the childhood stories you desperately need to hear. Indulge them as they drink in the limelight they missed in youth and perform in front of a wold class three-piece band in Melbourne's iconic Spiegeltent.

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The Illegitimate Love Children of Bob Downe and Magda Szubanski

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019: Twenties

Venue: The Studio

28 March 2019 - 7 April

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Jake and Ella have just graduated with degrees that they do not want and with aspirations that they cannot achieve. As they both lip sync their job interviews, dance away the oppression of minorities and make a music video to become rich and famous, watch as Jake and Ella desperately try to stand out and be different while slowly beginning to confront the millennial stereotypes that they are and always were.

MA15+

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Twenties