The comedy fest is in full swing, yet once again everyone is left with the task of figuring out what to see. As usual, The Age is useless and only ever gives good reviews or no review at all. Here’s my shortlist.
Patton Oswalt-Spence from King of Queens seems to have a vast resume of comedy. Fat weird looking dudes are usually pretty funny. A clip from his standup shows.
Daniel Kitson-Always funny and always odd looking. He seems to get more angry and cynical every year.
Mark Watson’s Earth Summit– A presentation of “An Inconvenient Truth” in a comedic style.
Ross Noble , Jason Byrne, Arj Barker, Stephen K Amos
Busting Out– The opposite show to Puppetry of the Penis. This show looks strangely interesting.
I Want to be a Mokbel– A comedy act on Melbourne’s underworld and Tony Mokbel. Ok sure, why not.
Faulty Towers-The Dining Experience – Fawlty Towers was probably the best Britcom ever. I’m not too sure about this one but $69 for a three course meal and a show is not too bad.
Happy Yoga with Guru Dudu – Comedic yoga where the audience participates.
Missing in Action this year
Shappi Khorsandi-I’m not really into female comedians but this one had me laughing. Looks like her show is postponed.
Dylan Moran, Danny Bhoy, Adam Hills
Then there’s the hundreds of other shows on this year. Anyone have any recommendations?
Last Laughs: The Comedy Elite
2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Picture by jsarcadia