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All Star Musical Comedy Showcase - Greg Champion & Friends

Apr 2017

Australian Institute of Music, 120 King St, Melbourne (CBD)

  • Saturday 1 April @ 9pm

All Star Musical Comedy Showcase - Greg Champion & Friends

"Love musical comedy? Then don’t miss this show! Greg Champion (Coodabeen Champions, 774 Melbourne) headlines an hilarious evening of laugh-laden lyrics and toe-tapping tunes that are sure to tickle your funnybone."
 
Champs, I will be making the 9pm show of Greg's two events that night, so I'll be hightailing it up from my show to King Street on 1 April. It's one of my only spots outside of band goodness in the festival.

FOX PONCING

Mar-Apr 2017

The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank

  • Thursday 30 March 2017 @ 7pm
  • Friday 31 March 2017 @ 7pm
  • Saturday 1 April 2017 @ 7pm
  • Sunday 2 April 2017 @ 6pm
  • (No show Monday)
  • Tuesday 4 April 2017 @ 7pm
  • Wednesday 5 April 2017 @ 7pm
  • Thursday 6 April 2017 @ 7pm
  • Friday 7 April @ 7pm
  • Saturday 8 April @ 7pm

FOX PONCING

“Fox: red-haired omnivorous species introduced to Australia and widely considered a pest. Adept at getting into and out of sticky situations.”

“Poncing: magnificent, sparkling self-assured pomp and strut, oftentimes onstage. Reclaimed pejorative.”

Her hero is dead, and she’s realising becoming a songwriter might have been a terrible career move; nevertheless, Geraldine Quinn (The Weekly, Spicks & Specks, RocKwiz, Upper Middle Bogan) is back with a new original show. After all, if you admire a guy who releases an album three days before he kicking the bucket, taking a break isn’t an option.

Fox Poncing bends genres, twists musical and gender stereotypes and asks some hard questions about Australia’s cultural cringe along the way. But most of all it is a suite of new songs from an award-winning cabaret artist who has a frankly baffling amount of bespoke sequinned jumpsuits in her wardrobe.

Featuring Mark Jones (keyboards), Sonja Horbelt (drums) and Tristan Courtney (bass). NO SHOW MONDAY. CHEAP TIX TUES, GROUP (6+) AND LAUGHPACK.

BOLD AS BRASS: AN ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE BENEFIT - Celebrating the music of Split Enz

Apr 2017

Toff In Town, Curtin Building, CBD

  • Sunday 9 April @ 6pm (door, 7pm show)

BOLD AS BRASS: AN ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE BENEFIT - Celebrating the music of Split Enz

"Just like any songwriter, I love it when people sing my songs."  - Tim Finn
 
It's your lucky night, Tim! For it s incredible 14th year this Melbourne International Comedy Festival traditional favourite returns, to pay lovingtribute to New Zealand's very own (and Australia's enthusiastically adopted) Split Enz!
 
Without a doubt a hard act to follow, you'll see red if you miss this frenzy of comedy and music superstars, passionately recreating the likes of One Step Ahead, Dirty Creature, Message to My Girl, I Got You, Late Last Night, My Mistake, Bold as Brass and more!
 
So ninnie knees up and get double happy! One night only! Make a mental note, because history never repeats.
 
Hosted by Geraldine Quinn and boasting a dynamic lineup of comedy and music legends, check online for details.
 
All proceeds go direct to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Sunglasses At Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret

Apr 2017

Melbourne Town Hall (cnr Collins & Swanston Streets, CBD)

  • Monday 3 April @ 9pm
  • Monday 10 April @ 9pm
  • Monday 17 April @ 9pm

Sunglasses At Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret

The 80s wasn't all parties, rah-rah skirts and side-ponytails. It was The Cold War. Chernobyl. The Berlin Wall. And the best brancing about in pop music history. 

Yes, the sold out mania of Sunglasses at Night is back for three nights only - Mondays at 9pm at Melbourne Town Hall during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After all, we seem to be entering a second Cold Wat era - we better brush up on our moody pop! Inflate those luft balloons and pout to the tunes of Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Bonnie Tyler, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran - and many more - as Quinn and accompanist Cameron Thomas dig through this fabulous era to present a lovingly parodic, hilarious and exotic interactive cabaret like none other.

Lyrics and dance moves supplied. Prizes for best Eurocentric 80s glamour outfit. DOn your shades. Pop your collar. You DO like Mondays; tell me why.

Oh. Vienna.

SOLD OUT MELBOURNE AND PERTH FRINGE WORLD.