Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2019 LIVE on stage!

Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.

7PM THUR 2 MAY 2019    
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL

COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

[LIVE] on stage 

tix $35 | Student $29 Conc 

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. 

Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. 

We’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. 

The Roadshow really has something for everyone! 
Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

TALENT LINE-UP: UPDATE



  • Eleanor Tiernan (Ireland)
  • John Hastings (Canada)
  • Rahul Subramanian (India)
  • And 2 more YET to be announced 


Reviews:
‘A night out that does not disappoint, it’s truly a ‘something for everyone’ kind of event.’ peril.com.au

‘Some of the country's best comics… had audiences in tears’ The Queensland Times

‘A great night’s entertainment with something for everyone’ Manning River Times

‘Triumphant… there’s plenty of talent from Down Under, full of sharp wit and humour’ Bakchormeeboy Singapore

approx: 2 hrs 15 mins including 20 min interval


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    • Eleanor Tiernan (Ireland)
    Eleanor Tiernan is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress known for her uniquely oblique world view. She was recently a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? as well as BBC NI on The Blame Game. Her stand up has featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to be chosen as support act for top stand-up comics including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reg F Hunter among others.

    After starting her career in Ireland Eleanor quickly was invited to the Montreal Just For Laughs festival where she performed on the festival’s New Faces showcase show with such talents as Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel and Kumail Nanjani. She later became part of the political satire team that produced RTE’s successful Irish Pictorial Weekly. One of her court reporter sketches which went viral is often mistaken for a real news report. She plays Dolores in Bridget and Eamon which airs on RTE and UK Gold.

    Eleanor has penned 8 Edinburgh Fringe festival shows. Her 2017 show “People Pleaser” put her on the Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch. In 2018 she performed in New Order, the Melbourne International Comedy festival showcase for UK and Irish acts. She returns to Melbourne in 2019 with her latest show “Success Without A Sextape”.

    Eleanor writes Op-Ed pieces for the Irish Times in Ireland. She also played Mary in a critically acclaimed run of “Alone It Stands” in theatres across Ireland. Her other credits include Monumental (BBC NI), The Craig Doyle Show (RTE),Headwreckers (Channel 4), Stand and Deliver (RTE), The Panel on RTE, The Savage Eye (RTE), Republic of Telly (RTE) and Bad Language (BBC Radio Scotland).

    ‘The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country’ – Irish Times
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      • John Hastings (Canada)
      Over the last ten years John Hastings has appeared at every major comedy festival in the world including Edinburgh (2012-2017), Melbourne (2015-2018) and Just for Laughs Montreal.

      In 2016 John attended the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show Integrity which toured to London’s prestigious Soho Theatre and helped John get a spot on the Australian Comedy Channel. In 2017 a video of John being heckled by Dennis Rodman appeared online, and after being picked up by College Humour was seen by 90,000 in the first week alone. When not touring John wrote the short film Who is Hannah which won both the People’s Choice award and the Jury Prize at the Lakeshorts Film Festival. It has since been picked up by CBC. In 2017 John returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with his show Audacity; the show subsequently toured to the Adelaide Fringe & Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2018.

      He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home Grown Comedy Competition, has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition and the youngest comedian to appear at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2011.

      ‘Never any doubt we’re in the hands of an appealing consummate pro’. Chortle

      ‘He was fast, polished…original. We will hear more of him.’ Broadway Baby

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      • Rahul Subramanian (India)
      Indian comedy superstar Rahul Subramanian returns to Australia! Oscillating between anecdotal and observational comedy with absurdity a common thread, Rahul is a master of jokes that offer no opinion whatsoever. This ensures he’s at a safe distance from any kind of trouble and can happily go back to living his life after comedy. Or so he thought…

      Since turning his back on an MBA to take up comedy as a New Year’s resolution, Mumbai-bred Tamilian Rahul has won favour with critics and audiences alike. He’s goofy yet understated, with clever writing underpinning his silly takes on everyday observations.


      ‘One of the most recognizable faces in Indian stand-up comedy’ First Post



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        • Josh Earl
        Josh Earl is an award winning comedian, an ex-school librarian and host of TV and radio (Spicks and Specks and 3RRRFM’s Breakfasters). With a comedy CV that most comedians would dream of Josh has shared stage and screen with the likes of Tim Minchin, Ade Edmondson and Hamish Blake

        His most popular offerings have been Josh Earl is a Librarian, and Josh Earl vs. The Australian Women’s Weekly Cake Book, both have toured every State in Australia and earned him the award of the Best Comedy at The Perth Fringe

        Not only was Josh host of Spicks and Specks he also wrote for it and has appeared all over the place on Triple J, Triple R, ABC Local Radio 774, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Channel Ten), Mad As Hell (ABC TV), Adam Hills Tonight (ABC TV) and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Allstars Gala.

        He is also the host and creator of the hugely popular podcast Don’t you Know Who I Am? With over a million downloads and a guest list including Hannah Gadsby, Jason Byrne, Shaun Micallef, Wil Anderson, Tom Gleeson, Celia Pacquola and pretty much every big name comedian in Australia.


        FIVE STARS – Do Not Miss. Hilarious’ – The Clothesline

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          • Nikki Britton

          Nikki Britton started out as an actor and exploded onto the comedy scene in 2011 with her warm, lightning paced style that has seen her appear on ABC’s Comedy Up Late and on The Comedy Channel as part of the Just For Laughs Festival.

          She has performed for the last 5 years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, and recently returned from India where she was a part of the Bengaluru Comedy Festival for the first time. She has performed internationally at LA’s Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

          Her most recent solo hour, Romanticide, was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2017 Perth FringeWorld Festival and as a playwright, she was nominated for a GLUG for her work on Hidden Sydney. Her podcast The Other Half will be released in 2018 in partnership with the ABC.

          As an actor, Nikki appears in Screen Australia webseries Sheila’s, and plays the lead role in short film Table for one, both due for release in 2018. She features in Matt Okine’s The Other Guy and toured the one woman Irish play 51 Shades of Maggie Muff around Australia for 2 years to sold out crowds and critical acclaim.

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          MA15+ Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

          Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.

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