Anne Bravos has bestridden the earth for a quarter of a century, sowing discord, agitation and gingerbread. Her power grows daily and her disciples are many. She likes to write and laugh and she stole most of this profile from Stephen Fry.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival wants to know - Can they crack The Funny Tonne? Going from zero to hero, extreme punters will be eclipsing the 100-show mark when they sign up for the annual Funny Tonne. It's the 'Amazing Race' of comedy, where contestants battle it out to consume as many shows as (in)humanly possible.
Last year's mother/son team, Lyn and Brian Williams, topped a staggering 172 shows - is it possible to do more… is it? IS IT?! Each contestant (after spending a night in front of the comedy stage) will write reviews on the shows they have seen.
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Fun, bubbly, informative, flexible, laughing, bright, fabulous and loud.These are just a couple of things that I am. I'm a freelance writer, studying to be an actor, moonlighting as an insurance specialist and in my spare time I like to read Dr Seuss books. My passions are of course; theatre, comedy, amazing food, great wine and fabulous friends. In the words of Oscar Wilde "life is too important to be taken seriously".
IRC user since 1997, Twitter user since 2007, Mike Brown could be dubbed one of those "social media gurus" everyone seems to be talking about. Instead, the righteous dude spends his time doing everything from drinking cocktails in Melbourne's hidden laneway speakeasies to his curating video dumpsite. He has, and still does it all for the nookie.