Triple M Melbourne’s Lawrence Mooney, A-List Entertainment, Make A Difference (MAD) PR and Atheneum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbournecordially invite you to experience
A-List Comedy Sampler
DATES: 1 April and 8 April 2019
LOCATION: Melbourne Athenaeum at 188 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hosted by Triple M’s Lawrence Mooney, this event features the hottest rising stars of the comedy world (and a secret special guest or two), lovingly hand-picked to provide you with the ultimate comedy sampler. If you're not sure what to see this Comedy Festival what better way to check out a short set from some of the best acts in the Festival?
Australia’s largest touring comedy agency, A-List Entertainment, is marking its 21 st anniversary with a spectacular line-up of local and international talent at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Following a sold out, five star season of Smashing at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Kitty Flanagan is back for a few special encore performances of her smash hit show. Algorithms, footy players, harbour porpoises - everything is getting "smashed". Leave the kids at home unless you want them getting a Kitty Flanagan-style education. One of Australia’s best known and loved comedians, Kitty appears regularly on the comedy/quiz show, Have You Been Paying Attention? She’s also known for her segments on The Project and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering as well as for playing the role of Rhonda on the award-winning ABC show, Utopia. Don’t miss this final opportunity to see Kitty Flanagan smashing it.
“Flanagan is at the top of her game with this supremely tight and honed show.”★★★★★ Herald Sun��
What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a
creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see. This is it. Following sell-out tours, surrealist connoisseur, story spinner and all-round comedy marvel Ross Noble is back on Australian soil to take you on a wild ride through his imagination. Featuring tomfoolery aplenty, it’s a guaranteed night of nonsense from the undisputed king of improvisational stand up!
‘Brilliantly inventive, quirky stand-up …see him and marvel’ The Sun
‘Every night is different and every night is a total joy’ Time Out
Jimeoin - the man with ‘the best brows in the business’ brings you his new show - Result! The master of observational humour will take you on a hilarious rollercoaster as he discusses the absurdities of everyday life.
Local favourite Lawrence Mooney returns to the festival this year as the host of A-List Comedy Sampler at The Athenaeum Theatre for two shows only! Hosted by Triple M’s Lawrence Mooney, the sampler features the hottest rising stars of the comedy world (and a secret special guest or two), lovingly hand-picked to provide you with the ultimate comedy sampler. If you're not sure what to see this Comedy Festival what better way to check out a short set from some of the best acts in the Festival?
Tahir (star of Fat Pizza, Housos, Swift and Shift Courier, The Footy Show) explores the stupidity of the funniest animal on the planet - humans. Dumb jobs, stupid actions and hard to believe decisions: from an animal that is apparently on top of the food chain. The male species is especially guilty of butchering, getting wrong and not understanding simple jobs and tasks. Tahir will explore the complex psyche of the human mind in a hilarious fashion as he takes you through a roller coaster and thought provoking ride full of laughs and surprises – all delivered by a world class award winning stand-up comedian. Those on
Centrelink or on any type of welfare are welcome - but no discounts … we know about the cash jobs!
Following sold-out seasons 2013-2017, unorthodox health education comes from Nurse Georgie Carroll: a mental Olympian that is physically phucked. Behave badly and feel better, no-one dies in this one. As seen on HYBPA?
Best comedy - Adelaide fringe Weekly Winner 2017
“Adored by the Audience” the upside news ****
“Hilariously relatable” the Clothelsine ****
Simon Taylor is an all-round entertainer. He’s had an ABC stand-up special, was a writer for The Tonight Show and has even appeared in the hit Netflix series Magic for Humans. He brings his show Right Now to Trades Hall in 2019.
After her controversial show On The Spectrum, Nikki Osborne now presents Bad Barbie. The world is rooted and Bad Barbie isn't afraid to tell you why. Amidst multiple truth bombs and wardrobe changes, Bad Barbie lets rip on all the other Barbies...and Ken. F$&k Marvel, the true Heroes come from Mattel!
Rose Callaghan developed an obsessive hatred of a controversial internet psychologist so strong that now she’s doing this show. Free speech, stans, feminism & lobsters- in listicle form cos it’s 2019. She answers the age-old question: do men need Youtube masculinity coaches - or just a hug & a mental health plan? All this and more in: The 12 Rules to Life. Rose has been touring Australia selling out festivals, tearing the roof off comedy clubs & playing to packed theatres as opening act for Puppetry of the Penis (fully clothed). She is a regular on TRIPLE J, has appeared on ABC & Nova & won BEST COMEDY at Sydney Fringe 2016.
“She’s damn funny. That’s all you need to know. Go see her" Daily Review
"Brutally honest & hilariously frank...a powerhouse on the stage" Pedestrian
From Socrates and his philosophies to Twitter #checkyourprivelidge, society has always had an obsession with status and defining the “haves” versus the “have nots.” We are led to believe that success is a pyramid and not one you want to be at the bottom of. So is it true? Or is it a fallacy perpetuated through generations as part of something more insidious? Watch Steph Tisdell (ABC TV,
Aboriginal Comedy All Stars, Deadly Funny Winner ’14, MICF Best Newcomer Nominee) as she tries to answer the question: where do you fit on the Pyramid?
In these days of competitive parenting, Bev Killick isn’t playing the game. Instead of a Yummy Mummy, she’s a self-described Crummy Mummy – and proud of it! Killick’s humour is a reality check for all women struggling to have a life after creating kids.
ARIA nominated Akmal returns by popular demand with his funniest show ever in the history of comedy - Transparent. Paramedics will be on call to transport audience members to hospital as their sides split from laughter. Now in its 33 rd year, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has grown to become the third largest comedy festival in the world, and Australia’s biggest cultural ticketed event. Attracting audiences of up to 770,000, the festival takes over Australia’s comedy capital for three and a half weeks each autumn, bringing humour to the masses with a hilarious, jam-packed program of stand-up comedy, cabaret,
theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
All thanks to our friends at #MADPR Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazineis covering the two dates show (media: Marina Skliar and Olga Kirk) Please stay tuned for more information.