Posts tagged Hannah Gadsby
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!
It’s the final week of Museum Comedy in Melbourne for the 2010 Comedy Festival, and we’re going out with a big bang! As the last week of the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour heads towards being a sell out – see our calendar for booking details – we’re bringing you a cracking line-up for the last of our Lunchtime Comedy gigs:
- UK-based Australian comic Yianni Agisilaou (96 and one half things that !@#$% me off) brings us the facts of black matter and its associated physics;
- UK comedian and storyteller James Dowdeswell (My grandad was a clown and those are big shoes to fill) speaks on a subject close to his heart (and nose): the history and modern usage of wine;
- Author, comedy historian and stand-up David Smiedt (Introducing Dave Smiedt) educates us on the history of racism; and
- one of Tasmania’s greatest exports, Hannah Gadsby (The Cliff Young Shuffle, NGV Comedy Tour) uses her Fine Arts degree to great effect, bringing us a social history of the impact of photogaphy on art with reference to impressionism.
As usual, you can get your tickets via comedyfestival.com.au, Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 or at the door on the day. This should be our biggest one yet; we’ll see you there!