(I tried to tabulate this before but it made my blog look all fucked up like.)
So here is just the list of the shows I am to bear witness to out of hundreds in Melbourne over the week of the 18th to the 25th...
In the order I'll be seeing them...
- The Axis of Awesome vs Bee
- Beaconsfield: The Musical
- The Festival Club featuring Jason Byrne, Adam Hills and Al Madrigal
- Tripod - Idio Clips
- Felicity Ward's Ugly as a Child Variety Show
- Sammy J - 1999
- Mark Watson - All The Thoughts I've Had Since I Was Born
- The Legal Comedy Debate - Lawyers or God: Who Do You Want On Your Side?
- The Delusionists in Bunker 5
- Randy's Postcards From Purgatory
- Celia Pacquola in Am I Strange?
- Nina Conti - Evolution
- Bo Burnham
- Maeve Higgins - Kitten Brides
- Massage My Medium (Or How To Save TV in 55 Minutes)
- Cutthroat: The Story of Two Guys Who Stuck Their Necks Out
- Vigilantelope's Tale Of The Golden Lease
- The Comedy Zone: Bottle Rockets
... maybe the lawyers.
A few years ago - on my MySpace blog - I did this massive play by play of my four days in Melbourne for the festival and what I saw and who I met. Covered David O'Doherty, Josh Thomas, Laughapalooza, The Delusionists, Tim Minchin, etc. It was very detailed. I hope to do that again this year. It really is a great experience. Love Melbourne, love the comedy festival. I remember there being zero ego by all the performers if you went up and chatted after a performance.
I really hope it's like that this year again. :)