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MICF: Michael Workman seems to be followed by accolades wherever he goes, from winning Raw Comedy in 2009 to being named Best Newcomer at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
MICF: Asher Treleaven’s latest show is an autobiography that asks the question, 'Is my life interesting enough to be an autobiography?’.
MICF: What is The Hedgehog Dilemma? Trying to wear tiny jackets over your spikes? Or every time you get close to somebody, you may get hurt. Sound familiar?
MICF: A showcase of top British stand-up comedians performs a selection from their solo acts at Melbourne’s Exford Hotel.
MICF: Louise Joy McCrae and Nicolette Minster were university classmates and housemates, united by the hovering presence of their respective virginities.
MICF: Festival regular Thornton provides solidly delivered bang for your comedy festival buck in his latest stand-up show.
MICF: Celia Pacquola returns to the Comedy Festival with tales of international idiot-ventures delivered in her familiar relaxed, conversational and very funny style.
MICF: The 2010 Barry Award winners return with more puppetry, music, good-humoured filth and adventure.
MICF: Crowd-pleasing sketch comedy that breaks the fourth wall and cracks up its performers as well as its audience? That’s Idiots of Ants.
MICF: A grab of the best (well, usually) that the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has to offer.
MICF: Irish-American comedian Des Bishop reveals a flair for filth and his deft drumming skills in his latest stand-up show.
MADMAN: Now available on DVD, this poignant and charming animated film is based on a previously unproduced screenplay by French icon, Jacques Tati.
CITY RECITAL HALL: The world premiere of a stunning new work, inspired by a Japanese haiku and written by TaikOz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth.
MICF: Usually a reliable performer, Green’s latest show treads over tired ground, and despite valiantly playing for laughs, never quite takes off.
MICF: Comedy Festival favourite and TV comedy circuit regular Stephen K Amos has returned to Melbourne, bringing with him an embryonic new show.
EMI: This new live album, recorded at multiple locations across the USA in 2011, features 20 tracks from the erudite, eccentric Portland indie-folk band The Decemberists.
MADMAN: An impressionistic look at the life and career of Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee, from director Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Bastardy).
MICF: An energetic though occasionally rambling show from the Egyptian born, Sydney based stand-up comedian.
PALACE: The pains of first love and its aftermath have rarely been to viscerally and successfully explored onscreen as in French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve’s third feature.
ROADSHOW: Films are about fishing are few and far between; this sweet but spirited entry by director Lasse Hallström is the latest addition to the canon.
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