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Museums are still funny…

…even if we haven’t shown you around one for a while.

Remember you can follow our Twitter stream where we will occasionally be giving you a live commentary on museum exhibits; in the last few months we’ve been to Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, Melbourne Museum’s new Victoria Evolves gallery, the Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI and the European Masters exhibition at NGV.

And, while we’re gearing up for new projects for the new year, here’s a (very brief) snippet of our last live tour from May, when we were at the Australian National Maritime Museum talking about mythic creatures – and, in this clip, the sailors who encountered them…

“Mythical Mayhem” indeed!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour on Saturday; it was a whole lot of fun! We managed to get a little press coverage, including a piece in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader.

There were some cameras present for the event, so hopefully I’ll get to post some photos soon; and with any luck, this won’t be the last time Museum Comedy will visit the Australian National Maritime Museum. However, there won’t be a repeat of the Mythic Creatures tour – the creatures themselves are heading off to other shore in only a couple of weeks, so if you’ve not seen the exhibit yet, get down there now!

Big thanks to Scott Andrew and all the staff and volunteers at the ANMM, and especially to my fellow tour guides, Dave Bloustien and Amanda Buckley. We had a kraken great time!

The Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour – 08/05/10

The Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour
Saturday, May 8, 2010
6:00pm - With Ben McKenzie, Dave Bloustien, Amanda Buckley - All Ages
2 Murray Street
Darling Harbour
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2000
Other Info
Mythic Creatures of sea and air have invaded the Australian National Maritime Museum - and now it's your chance to experience them in a whole new way! Join Ben McKenzie (Museum Comedy, +1 Sword, Planet Nerd), Dave Bloustien (Moosehead Award winner, Good News Week writer, Dave Bloustien's Complete History of Western Thought) and Amanda Buckley (Impro Australia, Blank: The Musical).

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Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour update

It’s the week of the Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and we have an important change to the program! We’re now doing one show only starting at 6PM (for complimentary pre-show drinks) on Saturday, May 8 – so if you want to come, you’d better book!

If you want to join Ben McKenzie, Dave Bloustien and Amanda Buckley for an hilarious take on some of the most iconic creatures of myth and legend, plus some of the treasures to be found all year round at the Maritime Museum, you’d better look!

Tickets are still $20 for Maritime Museum members, and $25 for non-members, and you can book by calling the Museum on 02 9298 3655. More information about the Mythic Creatures exhibit is still available at the Maritime Museum web site.

MICF wrap-up and Mythic Creatures Comedy Tour

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.

Coming to a museum near you in 2010!

After two years of mirth at Melbourne Museum, we’re expanding! Returning for a third Melbourne International Comedy Festival season in April 2010, the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour will be joined by Lunchtime Comedy, a programme of “lectures” from your favourite comedians on scientific and historical topics. We’ll also be heading interstate for the first time, with a tour of the National Maritime Museum’s special “Mythic Creatures” exhibition, as part of the Cracker Comedy Festival.

In the coming months we’ll be filling this site with full line-ups for all our upcoming shows, as well as the occasional factoid for your edification. So as they say in the classics: watch this space!

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