Comedian Gavin Sempel

Gavin Sempel – The hard road to Raw Comedy

The audio interview of this transcript with Gavin Sempel is available here. Morry: Comedian Gavin Sempel is one of the hardest working new comics in Australia. At the age of 18, in March 2016, Gavin Sempel began his stand up comedy career by enrolling in the very first School of Hard Knock Knocks course. Two years later, almost to the …

Comedian Nikki Osborne

Nikki Osborne – Go hard or go home

The audio interview of this transcript with comedian Nikki Osborne is available here. Morry: In her very first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, comedian Nikki Osborne, not only sold out, but also managed to attract over $100,000 of free or earned publicity for her show, On The Spectrum. That’s the good news. The bad news was she also endured an …

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 …

066: Simon Hughes – The new king of comedy

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Simon Hughes runs Kings of Comedy, a comedy room in the heart of Melbourne. He’s also an up and coming stand-up comedian. A class clown at school, Simon was naturally drawn to entertainment – until drug addiction turned his world upside down. But Simon has bounced back, and even turned his traumatic experience into a Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) …