We hope to see you at one of our last nights, or if not, see you when we return – which hopefully won’t be too far away. Watch this space!]]>
Will it be a smooth ride? Will there be personality clashes and mayhem? There’s only one way to find out – see you on this year’s Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour!]]>
Remember that Museum Comedy tours are now on sale; click on book tickets in the menu above to get started. Tickets will also be available at the door, but only if a particular night hasn’t sold out in advance, so get your tickets now to make sure you don’t miss out!]]>
But hey, you can see the publicity photos everywhere – that’s what they’re for! So, as a bonus for visiting our site, here are some exclusive behind the scenes photographs from our photo shoot and our explorations of Melbourne Museum:]]>
We’ve been putting laughter into museums for five years, and to celebrate we’ve scoured the world for the most eccentric, charming, awkward and creepy experts we could find.
Join science comedian Ben McKenzie (Dungeon Crawl, Political Asylum, “one of Melbourne’s kings of geek comedy” – Chortle AU), Shakespearean actor Dave Lamb (Bell Shakespeare, The Bazura Project) and singer, actress and puppeteer Petra Elliott (Inside Out – La Mama) as they bring to life a collection of tour guides you won’t meet anywhere else.
Book early. This collection won’t last.
Tickets now on sale via the Book Tickets link above!]]>
A big thank you to our wonderful tour guides this year: Kate McLennan (aka Sammy Simpkins), Stella Young, Amanda Buckley and Danny McGinlay! Plus a big thank you to Bernard Caleo and all at Melbourne Museum who help make this event possible every year, especially all the volunteers who assist in the running of the tour every night. And of course, a big thank you to you, the Museum Comedy audience, who came out in droves to make the tour a knockout success for the fourth year in a row! We do it all for you, after all, and we promise we’ll be back – hopefully sooner than you think!
Meanwhile, there’s plenty of comedy going on throughout the year, so get out and have a laugh every now and then. Check out the web sites of our Tour Guides to see when and where they’ll be making people laugh in future, and if you want to see more of lead tour guide Ben McKenzie, his monthly nerdy impro comedy show Dungeon Crawl continues from May 4th – see Shaolin Punk for details.]]>
See you in the Museum.]]>
It really is a bumper crop of comedy tours this year; I’m going to try and make it to all the other ones, and I’d encourage you to to the same!
You’ll also notice we’ve announced our line-up for the 2011 tour: this year, Ben McKenzie is joined by television star and character comedy queen Kate McLennan (Best Newcomer MICF 2007 and Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 2006 for The Debutante Diaries), No Limits host and now Ramp Up editor Stella Young (two-time Victorian state Raw Comedy finalist), Australia’s Three Michelin Star comedian Danny McGinlay (Food Dude: Recipes for Disaster, The 7pm Project) and improviser extraordinary and veteran of the Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour, Amanda Buckley (Impro Australia, Beaconsfield the Musical).
We’ll be adding profiles of our new tour guides shortly, as well as noting their appearance dates in the gig guide here on the site. But for now, if you want tickets for the tour, get booking – they’re starting to really move!]]>