Charisa Bossinakis - Paquito

MICF Review – Charisa Bossinakis – Paquito

Comedian Charisa Bossinakis is young, attractive and intelligent – and uses these traits to work the room and build rapport. Her latest hour show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) 2019, ‘Paquito’, is a nonlinear narrative about a trip to Cuba with her loveable, albeit naïve, girlfriend. Peppered with just the right amount of sass and self-deprecation, the audience …

Comedian Michael Shafar - 50/50

MICF Review – Michael Shafar – 50/50

Comedian Micheal Shafar is a sublimely charismatic and genuinely likeable performer with the kind of comedy that is relatable, hilarious and full of honest observations that I guarantee would even make your 80 year old grandmother laugh out loud. He is like your best mate’s cheeky younger brother who eventually and ultimately becomes your best mate. In his MICF 2019 …

Comedian Willem Richards

MICF Review – Willem Richards – Like to Play Pretend?

An inspiring and energetic performance was enjoyed by those attending Willem Richards’ ‘Like to Play Pretend?’ at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This endearing performer has produced a fantastic hour-long, one-man show. Richards moves well between multiple characters and skits utilising many and varied props. Take, for example, the massage bench prop which was clearly and hilariously employed during …