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The Comedy Festival is over for another year, and so is the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour.
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.
The Herald-Sun, that is! Yes, you can find head tour guide Ben McKenzie in an article about comedy tours in this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, alongside Rod Quantock (The History of the Melbourne Comedy Festival: A Walking Tour), Hannah Gadsby (Hannah Gadsby Celebrates NGV’s 150th) and Jo O’Callaghan (Op Shop Tour of Melbourne: Put the Op Back in Shop). In fact, we were in the Herald-Sun twice – there’s a teaser article and the main one.
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!
Well, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has come to an end for another year; congratulations to Museum Comedy guest performer Hannah Gadsby on winning the Festival Director’s Award!
But just because we’re done in Melbourne for another festival, don’t think we’re resting on our laurels – in just a little over two weeks, we begin the Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour!
Creatures out of legend from air, land and sea have invaded the Australian National Maritime Museum – and now’s your chance to experience them in a whole new way! Join the Man in the Lab Coat and Museum Comedy founder Ben McKenzie (+1 Sword, Planet Nerd), 2009 Moosehead Award recipient and Good News Week writer Dave Bloustien (A Complete History of Western Philosophy) and Impro Australia and Beaconsfield: The Musical star Amanda Buckley (The Ultimate Board Game: Unscripted) for an after-hours trip through one of the twelve coolest museums in the world and be introduced to a mix of creatures and maritime treasures!
The Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour is presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and runs for three shows only from May 6 to 8. Numbers are limited, so be sure to book by calling the Maritime Museum on 02 9298 3655. Tickets are $20 for Museum members, and $25 for non-members.
You can find out more about this visiting exhibit at the Maritime Museum web site.