Posts Tagged ‘comedy’


UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Doc Brown – ‘Of Mic And Men’

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: David Quirk – ‘Career, Suicide’

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Celia Pacquola – ‘Let Me Know How It All Works Out…’

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Rest In Peace: John Pinette (1964-2014)

Actor and stand-up comedian John Pinette has passed away.

According to a story on TMZ, Pinette was found in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday afternoon. He was 50 years old.

Foul play is not expected in the comedian’s death. No autopsy was performed.

A Boston native whose comedic skill took him around the world, Pinette was a rare talent on stage and a natural actor on screen. He’s perhaps best known on television for his role in the Seinfeld finale, but IMDB credits twenty-three roles, including a memorable turn in The Punisher (2004).

I’ll always remember Pinette for his …


Holy Sh!t: Key and Peele to Produce ‘Police Academy’ Remake

I never knew I wanted a Police Academy remake until now.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for their incredible Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key and Peele, have signed on to produce a remake of Police Academy. They have no contractual obligation to appear in the film at this point, but considering their history as performers it seems more than likely they will at least make an appearance. Scott Zabielski (Tosh.O) will direct.

The original Police Academy was a box office smash in 1984, and the franchise saw …

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Ronny Chieng – ‘Chieng Reaction’

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Felicity Ward – ‘The Iceberg’

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UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Joel Creasey – ‘Rock God’

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Hannibal Buress

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Hannibal Buress’ comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email

We’re kicking off Stand-Up Month in style this week with the latest release from comedian Hannibal Buress, aptly titled Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago. Airing this past weekend on Comedy Central, Live From Chicago features Buress riffing on everything …

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UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Bryony Kimmings – ‘Sex Idiot’

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Comic: Bryony Kimmings
Show: Sex Idiot
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall

Every now and then a piece of performance art comes along that is so unique, daring and confrontational that words simply cannot do it testament. Bryony Kimmings’ Sex Idiot is not one of these shows, but only because you’d need to add ‘hilarious’ to the description.

A thought-provoking yet wildly humorous examination of the awkward aftermath that follows being diagnosed with an STI, Sex Idiot is at once a biting social critique of our archaic attitudes towards STIs and a heartfelt dissertation on modern relationships. Oh, …

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UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Alex Williamson – ‘Dumb Things I’ve Done’

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Comic: Alex Williamson
Show: Dumb Things I’ve Done
Venue: The Athenaeum Theatre

Over the course of the last seven years, Alex ‘Shooter’ Williamson has developed from brash comedic upstart to a multi-talented, verifiable YouTube sensation. With more than 35 million views and more than 370,000 people who have signed up as subscribers to his YouTube channel, as well as over 575,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, Alex has been able to cash in on that popularity and create opportunities for himself, including stints at LA’s The Hot Hits Live, regular commercial radio gigs and landing the lead role …

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UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: The Umbilical Brothers – ‘KiDShoW (Not Suitable For Children)’

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Review
Comic: The Umbilical Brothers
Show: KiDShoW (Not Suitable For Children)

Slapstick superstars, The Umbilical Brothers–Dane (David Collins) and Shavid (Shane Dundas)–brought their considerable talents back to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year for an opening night performance of their latest comedic creation, KiDShoW (Not Suitable For Children), and what a performance it proved to be.

A profoundly dark, twisted and undeniably funny re-imagining of the classic children’s television format, KiDShoW finds The Umbilical Brothers in sparkling form, as they utilise their contrasting comedic talents to deliver multiple laughs per minute across the duration …