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“They’re always replying like ‘Hey Gavin, thanks for your thoughts on our soy lattes…’ ” – an interview with Mel Buttle

Mitch Cunningham

Mel Buttle’s had it up to here with… well, quite a lot of things. A whole show’s worth of things. Her previous show, How Embarrassment, nabbed an…

“Gender should not be a factor in determining our quality of life.” – Rachael Dyson-McGregor talks about ‘The F Word’

Katherine Back

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Melbourne’s Playback Theatre has assembled a team of special guests for The F Word, an evening of storytelling, music,…

“I am very lucky” – a brief interview with the eloquent Ash Williams, comedian, sports commentator and professional tweeter

Til Knowles

Ash Williams is a man of few words and excellent timing. The comedian/podcast guest/writer/host/radio presenter/gym-goer is a man of many talents, and this year he’s…

“You know the drill, you know what’s going to happen” – Steen Raskopoulos on the transition between comedy and acting, and pleasing the audience.

Stacey Waters

Steen Raskopoulos knows what he’s doing at this point. At 28 years old, Raskopoulos has been nominated for and won a huge variety of awards…

Justin Hamilton – “You have my permission to go through my paper work if I drop dead in the off chance there is a lost routine that needs an airing!”

Mitch Cunningham

Justin Hamilton’s new Comedy Festival show, Hoot, is about moving from Melbourne to Sydney… or is it?  A lot’s happened in the world of Hammo since…

“I took his girlfriend to the movies once – she had no idea it wasn’t him!” – an interview with James and Ben of the Stevenson Experience

Stacey Waters

Twinfinity is the new act from The Stevenson Experience at this year Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The musical, comedy duo is comprised of identical twin…

“It’s probably good for you” – Alice Fraser on not avoiding heavy topics, strange childhoods, and international comedy scenes

Katherine Back

  Comedian Alice Fraser has been quietly performing alongside some pretty intense day jobs for a long time. From Sydney arts law to New York…

“It’s always a good time” – Ben Russell on working with Xavier Michelides, making the absurd accessible and Nö Shöw

Til Knowles

Two veteran festival performers have come to a crossroads. It’s opening night of their brand new show and no one has purchased a ticket. With…