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Game Boys Comedy Escape to the Megaverse

Game Boys Comedy Escape to the Megaverse

Winner Best Independent Theatre Ensemble 2023 Green Room Award 
3x Nominee Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 
2x Winner Sound and Technical Excellence Melbourne Fringe
2x Nominee Golden Gibbo Melbourne Comedy Festival
Nominee Spirit of Fringe Melbourne Fringe
Nominee Best Work Melbourne Fringe

*Starring Eden from Australian Survivor*

Bursting at the seams with pop-culture references and dripping in '90s nostalgia, this laugh-a-minute, high-concept sketch show is home to the hi-tech laughs you won’t see anywhere else at the Festival. Now re-written for 2024 with ChatGPT! 

Are you a reality TV junkie who’s always dreamt of receiving a rose? Yearned to play a life-sized game of Tetris? Or are you destined to battle the Sith Lord Mark Zuckerbergus? Well now you can, as your interactions dynamically generate a different show each night!

The Game Boys have been described as kind of like the Umbilical Brothers but you know, a bit younger, and actually brothers. Don’t miss the upgraded return of this award-winning show.


Game Boys Comedy is a unique collaboration between brothers Eden Porter (Australian Survivor 2024, 'Cancelled Movie Report' podcast) and Josh Porter ('Welcome to Patchwork' podcast) and Melbourne based audiovisual designer Kinetic Screen. For the past nine years, the ensemble has been delighting audiences with their increasingly complex and innovative stage shows.

The initial season of Escape to the Megaverse won the 2023 Green Room Award for Best Independent Theatre Ensemble (including technical crew). Other awards for the company include two wins for Technical Excellence and four nominations for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe. They have also been nominated twice for the Golden Gibbo at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Off the back of winning the Regional Arts Victoria Tour Ready Award at Melbourne Fringe in 2019, they toured Game Boys Cinematic Universe throughout Regional Victoria in 2022.

‘One of my absolute highlights... incredibly inventive... it’s chaotic and funny and clever and definitely recommended.’ 3RRR 

‘Their seat-of-the-pants style was undeniably infectious.’ The Age

'Sharp and slick... See this brilliant, hilarious show.' Squirrel Comedy 

'This is a show full of surprises… a masterstroke in comedy.' My Melbourne Arts

'An incredibly nuanced and pointed performance.' ★★★★ The Music

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language.


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