Nominee Best Comedy 2017 Melbourne Fringe
I’m Here is a medley of sketch and song exploring the crushing anxieties and self-induced pressures of being social. From the lengths you’ll go to not be too early to a party, to questioning whether all your friends are having a better time without you, to not being sure how to greet your UberEats driver, this show skewers the social norms of today with humour and heart.
Hit By a Blimp are a bright, young, Melbourne-based comedy collective with backgrounds in improvisational comedy, acting, writing and theatre. They love feel-good comedy with heart – often explored through exaggerated humour, alternate realities and spontaneous musical numbers – but above all else, they love friendship. Hit By A Blimp is predominately female and features artists of diverse ethnicity and sexuality. This is their second sketch show, after the runaway success of the nostalgia-fuelled Who We Were, as part of Melbourne Fringe 2016.
Tiana Hogben is an actor and comedian. She has completed the full time acting course at the Australian Television and Film Academy, the improv program at The Improv Conspiracy in Melbourne, the iO Summer Intensive in Chicago and has also studied at The Second City (LA) and Upright Citizens Brigade (NY). She performs weekly on The Improv Conspiracy stage as part of Harold Night and also features in monthly shows. Her screen acting credits include award-winning comedy webseries I can’t even, Get Krack!n and Neighbours.
Caitlyn Staples is a writer and comedian. She completed a Bachelor of Production from the Victorian College of the Arts (2013) and has studied sketch and writing of political, cultural and social satire at The Second City in Los Angeles (2015) and at the Improv Conspiracy, where she now helps teach the sketch program. Her sketches have been performed in Laughtivism (iO west LA) and at The Improv Conspiracy. Caitlyn is an ensemble member of The Improv Conspiracy, where she performs weekly as part of Harold night, and regularly in all-female indie teams, Femmily and Heralayan Salt Lamps.
Jayden Masciulli is an experienced screenwriter and improviser. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) from RMIT University (2014) and has since used his skills on a variety of platforms – writing and developing an upcoming children's series with Gristmill, writing and segment producing for C31’s comedy/entertainment program Live On Bowen and having several articles published on SBS Sexuality. He currently performs, teaches and coaches longform improvised comedy with The Improv Conspiracy, doing weekly shows as part of Harold Night and teaching the company’s Level 1 program.
'A dynamic trio [that] have put together an original and relatable show that touches on issues that face most young adults.' Hugging Comedians
'The trio bounced off each other effortlessly and brought their individual talents to the table.' Squirrel Comedy
'This is a funny show, with fresh comedy built around relatable themes.' WeekendNotes
Reviews for Who We Were:
'Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.' The Plus Ones
'Three fresh, young comedic minds.' Squirrel Comedy
'Fantastic narrative sketch.' Milk Bar
'Will have you in stitches.' Tongue TV
Please Note the only accessible performance for this show is Saturday 7 April 5.30pm
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