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Black Eyed Susans (NGV Melbourne)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

Sold out, sold out, sold out…. The Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria hums with anticipation on Friday night (June 23) although the trestle tables lined with diners make sure that the area in front of the stage is more compressed than usual. The Black Eyed Susans, an all-male band named after a flower

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Richard Gadd ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’ Comedy review (ACMI, Melbourne)

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |
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2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award winning Scottish comedian and performer Richard Gadd is here in Melbourne running for his sanity. His show, Monkey See Monkey Do is one of the must see shows of this year’s Comedy Festival. He has already been shortlisted for this year’s Barry Award. His act is not for everyone. He tells of one punter who sat quietly

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‘Disappointments’ comedy review (Arts Centre, Melbourne)

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Reviews, Stage |
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There can’t be anything disappointing about Judith Lucy and Denise Scott packing out the 2000 plus seat State Theatre in the Melbourne Arts Centre. It’s probably the largest of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival venues with three tiers of seating and plush velvet curtains sweeping across its enormous stage designed for magnificent opera and theatre. It screams establishment entertainment. The enormous curtains

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Anne Edmonds Comedy Review (Victoria Hotel, Melbourne)

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Reviews, Stage |
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It’s a few days in to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and audiences – and more importantly comics -are getting their sea legs. Routines are settling into a rhythm, the venues are all helpfully highlighted on Google Maps, and rushing into the city to see a show after work is the thing of this month. This is my

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