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Tour selling out; Lunchtime going off!

True to form, the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour is starting to sell out, with this Thursday night already full. If you’re planning to see the delights of Melbourne Museum after hours with DeAnne Smith, Alexis Dubus, Andy Muirhead (on Thursdays and Fridays) and Kent Valentine (only on Saturdays), we recommend you book! Check out comedyfestival.com.au, or call Ticketmaster on 1300 660 013.

Meanwhile, our first ever Melbourne Museum Lunchtime Comedy session was a big hit! Audience members’ brains were regaled with Roman history by Andrew McClelland, filled with Phar Lap (in Indonesian!) by Penny Tangey and philosophy by Dave Bloustien, and then tickled with tales of Vikings, computers and bizarre behaviour by Dave Callan.

This weekend we’re doing it all again, and it’s a stellar – sorry, Stella – line-up!

  • Dave Bloustien (Puppy Fight Social Club) gives us a second helping, this time on ancient Greek history;
  • tale-teller Sarah Bennetto (Storyteller’s Club, The King & I) is unscrambling the history of the world’s favourite word game, Scrabble;
  • two-time Raw Comedy state finalist and frequent Political Asylum guest Stella Young will be educating us on the secret life of animals, including the sex life of ducks; and
  • cannibalism advocate, comedy historian and living national treasure Rod Quantock (The People We Should Eat First (And How To Cook Them), In The Beginning: A Walking Tour of the Birth of Melbourne Comedy) takes a break from preparation for the coming apocalypse and instead claims he’ll be talking about “Pre-Columbian art between 11.45AM and 8.15pm BC”.

Come and join us at noon on Saturday April 10th! Tickets $18/$12/$14 groups (six or more) from the usual places: comedyfestival.com.au, Ticketmaster on 1300 660 013 or at the door on the day.

Museum Comedy begins in Melbourne this week!

We’re a week in to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and both the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour and Melbourne Museum Lunchtime Comedy kick off this week!

The Comedy Tour is now in its third year, and we’re very happy to have the outstanding talents of DeAnne Smith (Ballsy), Alexis Dubus (Marcel Lucont – Sexual Metro) Andy Muirhead (ABC’s Collectors, A Night at the Library; Thursdays and Fridays only) and Kent Valentine (Fablemonger; Saturdays only) showing off the Melbourne Museum after hours! Tickets are selling fast, so book to make sure you don’t miss out – we sold out last year! Tickets are $18 full, $12 concession and $14 for groups of six or more from comedyfestival.com.au, Ticketmaster 1300 660 013, or at the door, if there are any left.

Plus, this Saturday, we’re launching our new show – Lunchtime Comedy! Fill your Saturday lunchtime as top local and international thinking comedians bring you comedy lectures on their favourite history and science topics. Our first show on April 3rd – this Saturday! – is jam-packed, with Moosehead Award winner and author Penny Tangey, piratologist and Roman scholar Andrew McClelland (Andrew McClelland’s Somewhat Accurate History of the Fall of the Roman Empire), Triple J late-night host Dave Callan and, just added to the list, philosopher, improviser and Good News Week writer Dave Bloustien (Puppy Fight Social Club)! All MC’d by the Man in the Lab Coat himself, Ben McKenzie (+1 Sword, Dungeon Crawl) assisted by comedy trivia queen, Janet McLeod. Tickets are $18 full, $12 concession and $14 for groups of six or more from comedyfestival.com.au, Ticketmaster 1300 660 013, or at the door.

The Comedy Tour line-up for 2010!

Museum Comedy tour wranglers Ben McKenzie and Janet McLeod are pleased to announce the line-up for the 2010 Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF)!

DeAnne Smith is one of Montreal’s top comedians. She’s been bringing her particular brand of hip, smart sexy librarian comedy to festivals in Australia for the last couple of years, and we’re very pleased to have her on board during her MICF premiere, Ballsy.

Alexis Dubus made a splash with his first solo show at the 2009 MICF, the superb comedy lecture A Bl**dy Brief History of Swearing. He won’t be swearing on the tour, but he will be bringing the same enthusiasm and wit! He’s back in town to show off his acting talent in his first solo character show, Marcel Lucont – Sexual Metro.

Andy Muirhead returns to the tour this year, having first guiding patrons around Melbourne Museum in 2009. He’s best known to Australian audiences as the host of ABC’s Collectors, but he’s been a stand-up comic for many years. When he’s not in the museum this Comedy Festival you’ll be able to find him in another cultural institution in his show Saturday Night at the Library.

Kent Valentine is our Saturday night man (while Andy is at the library), and we’re very happy to welcome him back to the tour. Kent has been living and working in comedy in the UK for several years, but regularly returns to Melbourne to treat us to a new solo show, the all new Fablemonger. In 2008 he was part of the very first Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour, and ended up with a stick insect on his head; no doubt he’ll be just as unpredictable this year!

So it’s a great line-up, and we can’t wait to find out what these lovable, enthusiastic nerds have in store for us. If you can’t wait either, be sure to book; the show sold out last year! Tickets will be on sale soon.

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