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‘I’ve not been to Australia before. It’s the farthest place from Finland… except for the Moon’ – an interview with Ismo Leikola

Alastair Collins

As someone who really enjoys using words and appreciates the craziness that is English, I’ve always liked seeing people who have learned English as a…

‘It’s kinda my goal to make my shows feel like sensory overload’ – Ross Purdy on bringing punk to comedy

Til Knowles

Absurdist comedian Ross Purdy has hit this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival with not one but two shows. His solo show, Clownbaby, is the story…

‘I think I’d turn out like Mark Latham’ – an interview with Jordan Shanks AKA friendlyjordies

Mitch Cunningham

Comedian, YouTuber and part-time inspirational speaker Jordan Shanks is one of those people you have to describe as ‘no stranger to controversy’. His channel, friendlyjordies, is…

‘We get a lot of inspiration and happiness from wigs’ – the Travelling Sisters on character creation, feminism and memorable landmarks

Sam Jones

Lucy Fox, Ell Sachs and Laura Trenerry, aka the Travelling Sisters, have hit the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! The three Gaulier-trained comedians are back with…

‘I wouldn’t say there is a theme but I seem to talk about birds and old men quite a lot’ – Jack Druce on Kitchen Bird

Stacey Waters

2018 will mark the first show that Jack Druce has done for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in two years. With a strong background in…

‘Our show about sex makes us too busy to have sex’ – #PickUp artists Alia & Colin talk texting, sex and musical comedy

Til Knowles

Lots of comedians talk about sex on stage, but none do it quite like Alia Vryens and Colin Craig. The duo are currently performing #PickUp…

‘Our shows are made up of material we want to see during a performance’ – Elliott Gee talks anxiety, anti theatre & late night hosts

Til Knowles

  Ever wondered just how those late night talk show hosts hold it all together and still come off looking so cool? So has the…

‘Go in there to make audiences laugh – on your terms’ – Ross Noble’s advice to new comics this MICF

Mitch Cunningham

Comedian Ross Noble is perhaps one of the world’s most loved improvisers. Known for his rapid, imaginative storytelling and gleeful audience banter, Noble is back…