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Starting to sell out!

Yes, the 2011 Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour is getting full – this Saturday is already sold out, and there are only a handful of tickets left for opening night tonight. You can always try your luck buying tickets at the door, but if you want to make sure you get in, book using the link above!

Interview

If you’d like to hear more about Museum Comedy from the horse’s mouth, as it were, then check out this YouTube interview. In between David Heffron (It’ll All End In Spears) and Geraldine Quinn (You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac), Sam Streeter from Word of Mouth Reviews talks with Museum Comedy head tour guide Ben McKenzie about his other show, Dungeon Crawl, and the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour.

Comedy Tour starts this week!

This Wednesday, April 13, the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour kicks off for 2011. If you’re planning on coming along, better book soon – a couple of nights are nearly sold out already!

See you in the Museum.

Museum Comedy in the Sun!

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!

Tickets now on sale!

It’s true – you can now buy your tickets to the 2011 Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour. You’ll find all the links you need by clicking on Book Tickets, above.

We’ve been busily crossing the “t”s (as in Tarbosaurus, trilobite etc.) and dotting the “i”s (iron pyrite, icthyosaur…) these last few weeks, and we’ve just about finalised our exciting line-up of comedy tour guides – most of whom have never conducted the tour before! Watch this space for an announcement this week. As part of our error-checking process, though, we’ve once again had to make a slight alteration to our schedule. As with last year, that pesky Good Friday – calculated as it is by arcane, unscientific methods – once again falls during the run of the tour. So, despite what it says in the printed programme, there’s no tour on Friday, April 22 – but there are still seven tours for you to sink your brains into, and you can get in and buy your tickets now!

It’s official: we’re coming back for another year!

Yes, the popular Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour will return in 2011 – bigger and better than ever before! Once again, Ben McKenzie and two other top comedy guides will show you the wonders of the Museum’s Science and Life gallery. Obligingly, as they have every year since the tours began, Melbourne Museum have updated the gallery with two new exhibits: 600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves and Dynamic Earth.

600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves is a fascinating look at the evolution of life on Earth, and the species that can be found right here in Victoria. There are fossils, models, live animals and even live dinosaurs! (No, I promise you: they move and everything.)

Dynamic Earth lays bare the secrets of our planet in an amazing collection of rocks, gems, minerals and crystals. Learn everything from the inner workings of the Earth to its relationship with the moon and how the thousands of known minerals and gems are formed and used. You might even learn what the Earth of your distant descendants might look like – assuming we don’t all evacuate to Mars or something, of course.

The 2011 Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour will take place in the final two weeks of the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The one-hour tours will run Wednesday to Saturday at 6 PM from April 13 to 23, 2011.

Watch this space, as always, to find out more about our tour guides, and other tours, as the festival approaches!

Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour – 17/04/10

Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour
When
Saturday, April 17, 2010
6:00pm - With Kent Valentine (AUS/UK), DeAnne Smith (CAN) and Alexis Dubus (UK) - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053
Other Info
The Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour rides again! The April 17 tour will be conducted by Kent Valentine (Australia/UK), DeAnne Smith (Canada) and Alexis Dubus (A Brief History of Swearing, UK).

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Melbourne Museum Lunchtime Comedy – 17/04/10

Melbourne Museum Lunchtime Comedy
When
Saturday, April 17, 2010
12:00pm - MC Ben McKenzie, Yianni Agisilaou, David Smiedt and Hannah Gadsby, plus another guest announced soon! - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053
Other Info
Join MC Ben McKenzie and some of your favourite local and international comedians as they discuss their favourite bits of scientific and historical knowledge. It's a variety show where you might learn something amid the laughs!

On our last outing on April 17th, join ex-pat Australian Yianni Agisilaou (96 and one half things that @#$% Me Off), author, comedy historian and comedian David Smiedt (Introducing David Smiedt) and NGV tour conductor and one of Tasmania’s finest exports, Hannah Gadbsy (The Cliff Young Shuffle), plus another guest to be announced shortly!

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Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour – 16/04/10

Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour
When
Friday, April 16, 2010
6:00pm - With Andy Muirhead (Collectors), DeAnne Smith (CAN) and Alexis Dubus (UK) - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053
Other Info
The Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour rides again! The April 16 tour will be conducted by Andy Muirhead (ABC1's Collectors), DeAnne Smith (Canada) and Alexis Dubus (A Brief History of Swearing, UK).

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Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour – 15/04/10

Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour
When
Thursday, April 15, 2010
6:00pm - With Andy Muirhead (Collectors), DeAnne Smith (CAN) and Alexis Dubus (UK) - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053
Other Info
The Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour rides again! The April 15 tour will be conducted by Andy Muirhead (ABC1's Collectors), DeAnne Smith (Canada) and Alexis Dubus (A Brief History of Swearing, UK).

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