COMEDY ALLSTARS SUPERSHOW 2015 LINEUP

Australian Theatre Since the s. Raw Comedy , Australia’s biggest open mic competition; Class Clowns , a national comedy competition for high school students; and Deadly Funny, an Indigenous comedy competition that celebrates the unique humour of Indigenous Australians. It is typically hosted by well-known popular comedians. Archived from the original on 22 April The best-known of these is the Comedy Festival Gala , which showcases short acts from many headline and award-winning comedians performing shows at that year’s festival. Archived from the original on 13 February

Retrieved 1 April According to the festival’s co-founder, John Pinder , the idea of holding an international comedy festival originated in the early s. Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival. A Century of Australian Comedy. Archived from the original on 17 August This page was last edited on 13 November , at Following the end of the festival in Melbourne various local and international comedians join the MICF Roadshow, which spends several months touring regional Australia and in , Singapore.

Soon after this, it spread out further to include an independently produced program at the Melbourne Trades Hall as well. Archived from the original on 22 April Archived from the original on 20 July The MICF plays host to hundreds of local and international artists; in the festival listed shows, 6, performances including free performances by 2, artists.

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InPinder persuaded the Victorian Tourism Commission to fund an overseas trip in order to visit other international comedy festivals and investigate the possibility of holding a festival in Melbourne. Archived copy as title linkaccessed 11 April Although it is mainly a vehicle for stand-up and cabaret acts, the festival has also included sketch showsplays, improvisational theatredebates, musical shows and art exhibitions. Retrieved 27 January It is awarded by the MICF director, in consultation with other visiting festival directors.

The best-known of these is the Comedy Festival Galawhich showcases short acts from many headline and award-winning comedians performing shows at that year’s festival. Retrieved from ” https: The Gala is filmed and broadcast at a later date during the festival on the ABC. Archived from the original on 13 February Traditionally the festival would open on or around April Fool’s Day 1 Aprilthough it now generally begins in mid to late March and runs for roughly four weeks.

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In addition to over nightly shows which play during the festival there are a number of special one-off events. Raw ComedyAustralia’s biggest open mic competition; Class Clownsa national comedy competition for high school students; and Deadly Funny, an Indigenous comedy competition that celebrates the unique humour of Indigenous Australians.

Although it is mainly a vehicle cimedy stand-up and cabaret acts, its programme has also featured sketch shows, plays, improvisational theatre, debates, musical shows and art exhibitions. Archived from the original on 12 April Furthermore, these local comedians must compete with international acts, some of whom the festival pays to bring to Melbourne.

Byit contained over shows and was being attended by somepatrons annually. The Comedy Festival and Oxfam working to make poverty history”. Retrieved 17 May Retrieved 1 April A Century of Australian Comedy. Established init takes place allstasr in Melbourne over four weeks, typically starting in March and running through to April.

Retrieved 1 February Archived from the original on 17 August Lorin Clarke, a Melbourne-based writer and director of comedy theatre, argues suupershow shows self-produced by Australian comedians have great difficulty competing against shows featuring international comics which are produced by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Clarke argues this conflict of interest stifles creativity. The Festival also undertakes an annual national roadshow, showcasing festival highlights in regional towns across Australia.

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The winning team is comevy by audience applause. Australian Theatre Since the s. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Summer Fun in the City of Melbourne December: The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early s, but performances are held in venues throughout the city. Other popular events include The Great Debate, a televised comedy debate, the Opening Night Super Allstarss, and Upfront, a night of performances exclusively featuring female comedians.

Following the end of the festival in Melbourne various local and international comedians join the MICF Roadshow, which spends several months supershpw regional Australia and inSingapore. Matt Quartermaine, a Melbourne-based writer and comedian, says that the loss of these venues has meant that local comics do not have the chance to trial and perform their material repeatedly until it is polished and sharp enough for them to make a living from it.

According to the festival’s co-founder, John Pinderthe idea of holding an international comedy festival originated in the early s.

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Inthe opening of the festival was delayed due to the Festival Melbourne that occurred as part of the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne. It is typically hosted by well-known popular comedians. Twenty Years of Australian Comedy. Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival.