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MARCH 2020 These are strange days indeed and we won’t judge if you’re feeling worried, adrift or downright confused. IMHO has been watching the...

MARCH 2020

These are strange days indeed and we won’t judge if you’re feeling worried, adrift or downright confused.

IMHO has been watching the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the devastation it has wreaked on our local arts, entertainment and live performance industries.

We stand with our wonderful artists, performers, arts workers and tech crews whose lives have been thrown into disarray.

Our hearts broke as theatre lights went dark, shows were
cancelled, seasons postponed, artists, creatives and venue 
staff were left without work and the dark shadow of uncertainty
was cast over the industry’s future.

5 Honest Answers: Shoshana Bean

Vocal powerhouse Shoshana Bean made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray in 2002. Now based in Los Angeles, the musical...

Vocal powerhouse Shoshana Bean made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray in 2002.

Now based in Los Angeles, the musical theatre star has inhabited some of the genre’s most iconic leading lady roles including Elphaba in Wicked, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and CeeCee Bloom in Beaches.

5 Honest Answers: Naomi Price

Pedestrian theatre bores Naomi Price. The talented entertainer and formidable producer is ignited by work that pushes opinions, provokes thought, exudes passion and displays...

Pedestrian theatre bores Naomi Price.

The talented entertainer and formidable producer is ignited by work that pushes opinions, provokes thought, exudes passion and displays conviction.

Latest reviews

11 Mar 2020

OLIVER COLEMAN: POOLSIDE

Overall, the show is a light-hearted romp which brought many laughs. Oliver integrates many comedic styles into his performance and this variety helps the time fly... Read more

11 Mar 2020

OLIVER COLEMAN: POOLSIDE

I laughed a lot but it was definitely odd, and I think some of my laughter was from more shock than anything else. Oliver does a... Read more

10 Mar 2020

OLIVER COLEMAN: POOLSIDE

I'm actually not quite sure how to describe this show other than to say it is completely random, utter lunacy, almost certainly genius nonetheless, and very,... Read more

10 Mar 2020

Charity Werk: Drama Queen

Charity Werk's Drama Queen delivered a delightful hour of comedy-meets-cabaret. Ideal for those who love their stand-up with a side of serious sass and plenty of... Read more

10 Mar 2020

OLIVER COLEMAN: POOLSIDE

Poolside by Oliver Coleman is a unique, deeply meaningful comedy show coming straight from the heart. ‘Poolside’ not only brought in all the laughs but made... Read more

10 Mar 2020

Charity Werk: Drama Queen

A comical account of growing up in Australia shedding light on family, identity and masculinity. There were so many laugh-out-loud moments - I’m still smiling. So... Read more

04 Mar 2020

The Travelling Sisters: Thy Thus 'Twas

“Niche weird shit” is an apt description from the performers of this energetic and distinctly Australian comedy. Channelling the hopes and dreams of wannabe actors, the... Read more

24 Jan 2020

The Midsummer Carnival

Brisbane Immersive Ensemble's contemporary version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ portrayed a twisted tale of love and hypnotism in a flurry of enchanted pandemonium. Although, it... Read more

24 Jan 2020

The Midsummer Carnival

The show started outside, allowing you to be drawn in by the fantasy and the production. At once, you were immersed into the atmosphere. There was... Read more

24 Jan 2020

The Midsummer Carnival

Although a little slow and confusing to start, the plot soon unfolded and new characters kept emerging from the crowd, surprising the audience and drawing us... Read more

Do You Rate It?

Sizzling or Fizzing? Sexy or Safe? Bubbly or Blah? You be the judge in ‘Do You Rate it’

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL

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The first thing you'll tell your mates is...

How you laughed until you couldn't breathe
How spectacularly unfunny your show was
How cool it was to see that person from TV/radio/Instagram live on stage
How you've discovered "the next big star" in comedy
All about the cringeworthy audience participation and heckling

What did you think of the ticket prices?

Cheap as
Pretty good value
About what you expected to pay
A bit exxy
Highway robbery

How drunk was the audience?

Stone cold sober
A tiny bit giggly
Nicely buzzed
Raucous and rowdy
Obnoxiously obliterated

Who did you recommend the show to?

Every single one of your mates
Someone with an off-kilter sense of humour
Your Nan
Someone who is easily amused
Your arch nemesis

Why were you looking at your phone?

I wasn't - it was too good!
Texting my mates to tell them to book tickets
Googling the performer to figure out where else I've seen them
Watching TikToks - the show was D. U. L. L.
To post my rage on Twitter and/or Facebook

If this show was a fruit, what would it be?

Watermelon - big, juicy and made for sharing with friends
Pomegranate - pretty colours, interesting and goes well with alcohol
Coconut - hard to crack but delivered some sweetness eventually
Lemon - sour, hard to stomach and won’t go back for another bite
Sultana - not very satisfying and pretty dry

Five stars or a total fizzer?
Must-see or avoid-at-all-costs?
Standing ovation or snooze-fest?

You be the judge.

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