Bell Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra Johnny Carr and Catherine McClements - photo by Heidrun Lohr

Antony and Cleopatra

If you’re not familiar with Shakespeare’s rarely performed Antony and Cleopatra, but are keen to take this opportunity to experience it, then you’d be well-advised to brush up on the text before you see it, because this ...
MICF Viggo Venn Pepito

MICF: Viggo Venn – Pepito

Pepito is a beautiful French idiot who will steal your heart. The charming alter ego of Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn (from MICF smash hit duo Zach & Viggo Thunderflop) is back at the Melbourne International Comedy F...
MICF Mark Watson

MICF: Mark Watson – I’m Not Here

I’m Not Here involves an account of Welsh comic Mark Watson’s last trip to Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015. It might also hint at the circumstances that lead to his absence between then and now. Regardles...
MICF Mel Buttle

MICF: Mel Buttle – Dog Bitch

The title of Mel Buttle’s new show references the reaction of some dude in a pub to her love of canines. She wasn’t always this way though, and this offering (sort of) sketches out her journey from pooch sceptic to Dog B...
MICF Laid Natalie Palamides

MICF: Natalie Palamides – Laid

Laid is majestic anarchy. Whether audience or artist, Laid is compulsory viewing at this year’s comedy festival. Beyond superlatives, beyond the thesaurus, beyond any frame of reference that a show could be compared to, ...