Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents
Phil Nichol - A Deadpan Poet Sings Quiet Songs Quietly (CAN)
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2006
You may already know the Comedy Festival’s favourite headcase, Phil Nichol… now meet his alter-ego, Bobby Spade – a lounge lizard backed by a jazz duo and amply straight-jacketed into his white suit. It is only on occasion during his harebrained ramblings that Spade lets out a firestorm of commitable psychopathy reflecting his catastrophic back-story.
Offering ridiculously poker-faced one-liners, fantastically sublime comic poems and quietly engaging comedy songs, Phil’s latest comic invention – judging from rave reviews – could be his most inspired yet. Ditties for the incurably demented and pathologically cynical.
With Greg Neale (Corky & The Juice Pigs) & Mick Moriarty (Gadflys, GUD)
Warning: Guaranteed rudeness and social unacceptability.
“I laughed so hard that I managed to snort my drink out of my nose.” The Observer, UK
“Misogynistic, lecherous, unnerving, and deeply, consistently funny….. In Spade, [Nichol] has found the perfect vehicle for substantial lyrical gifts. *****” The List, UK
“Jazz is rarely this violent, nor poetry so physical.****” The Guardian, UK
25 March - 18 April
Tue-Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7.30pm
City Square, Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, Melbourne
Full Fri & Sat $31, Full Wed-Thu & Sun $29
Group (8 or more) & Laugh Pack $27 (N/A Sat)
Conc (N/A Sat) & Tightarse Tuesday $25
- Ticketmaster 1300 660 013
- At the door