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NEWS FROM MICF & THE COMEDY WORLD
COMEDY GOLD - THE LATEST FROM MICF
2012 Opening Night Allstars Supershow on TV
For those of you desperate to find out more about the amazing comedy acts you saw in the 2012 Opening Night Allstars Supershow on Sunday night, here's the full list of performers - hosted by Julia Morris, featuring Tom Gleeson, New Art Club (UK), Mark Watson (UK), Shappi Khorsandi (UK), Jimmy McGhie (UK), Kyle Kinane (USA), Felicity Ward, Bob Downe, Denise Scott, Mark Thomas (UK), Kumail Nanjiani (USA), Wanda Sykes (USA), Idiots of Ants (UK), The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (NZ), Simon Munnery (UK), Dead Cat Bounce (IRE), Jeff Green, Sam Simmons, Greg Behrendt (USA), Des Bishop (IRE), Jimeoin, Fiona and Mike and Wil Anderson.
Special Announcement... Watch this space...
We'll be making an announcement soon about a very special one-off comedy event coming up in Melbourne. We're holding a fundraiser for one of our dear friends, featuring Australia's very best comedians. Follow us on social media and sign up to our enews for all the latest details. Watch this space...
2012 HELPMANN AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to the 2012 Helpmann Award nominees for Best Comedy Performer:
Wil Anderson - Wilarious
Judith Lucy - Nothing Fancy
Tim Minchin - Tim Minchin vs the Orchestras Round II
Sam Simmons - About the Weather
The award ceremony will take place on Monday September 24 at the Sydney Opera House. For more information and a full list of nominees, check out the Helpmann Award website.
MOOSEHEAD AWARDS - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications are open for the 2013 Moosehead Awards - the awards have been running for 25 years and aim to fund and support artists who are exciting and different. Past recipients include Sam Simmons & David Quirk, Asher Treleaven, Wes Snelling and Axis of Awesome. The successful applicants receive support and funding to develop a show and perform it in the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Find out more information and apply at mooseheadawards.com.au.
ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Artist registrations are open for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival. You need to register by October 10, 2012, so head to their website for all the details.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE IS ON AGAIN!
We couldn't be more excited that Edinburgh Festival Fringe is off and running with another amazing program of arts and comedy.
Some of our favourite Australian comedians have made the trek over to the world's biggest arts festival, including Sam Simmons, Denise Scott (in her Fringe debut!), Adam Hills, Hannah Gadsby, Axis of Awesome, Celia Pacquola, Barry Award nominee Felicity Ward and many more. Check out the full line up at the Edinburgh Fringe website.
Sammy J & Randy have arrived in Edinburgh too (or have they?)
Don't be filled with Fringe-envy and FOMO if you can't get over there, we'll be bringing you all the latest news from Edinburgh, including reviews, stories and postcards home from your fave Australians with all the gossip from the Grassmarket. So check back regularly to stay in the Fringe-loop!
A FEW MORE THINGS...
A Week in Comedy - The Guardian
The Guardian in the UK have done a round-up of world comedy news from the week, taking a look at the biggest news and controversies.
Have a Coffee with Seinfeld
Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld is back with a new show about nothing. This time he's taking to the internet, for an online series called 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'. It does what it says on the box - Jerry drives around collecting some of his most famous comedic mates, and takes them to buy coffee. No doubt, hilarity will ensue. The first episode has been released, featuring his old pal, Larry David.
Sam Simmons - About the Weather in Montreal
Sam Simmons has been making waves (weather-pun intended) at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, with his show 'About the Weather'. The Montreal Gazette said it was an "inspired performance". Check out the full review here.
Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour - Eat, Pray, Laugh
MICF founder Barry Humphries has been delighting audiences for decades, and now he's hanging up the heels. The farewell tour, 'Eat, Pray, Laugh' has received rave reviews, like this one from the Herald Sun.
Flight of the Conchords Australian tour
Back in 2003, a little known NZ musical comedy duo won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. After conquering the world (and bagging an Oscar) Bret and Jermaine are back in Australia for sell-out arena shows. Here's a review from the West Australian.
PROMOTIONS and GIVEAWAYS
Yon (from Tripod) in MANDADDY
Aug 29 - Sept 16
Special discount ticket offer for Melbourne Comedy Festival fans - $25 (normally $35) Buy tickets here and enter the promo code - daddyFor more info check out www.mandaddy.org