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Why Michelle Wolf stopped joking about Donald Trump

Why Michelle Wolf stopped joking about Donald Trump

The controversial comic has been lauded for ‘destroying’ the President – and that’s the problem.

  • by Michael Lallo

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From Fraser Anning to avocado, comedy festival Oxfam Gala smashes it
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Melbourne Comedy Festival

From Fraser Anning to avocado, comedy festival Oxfam Gala smashes it

The 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off with a taster plate of diverse stand-up talent.

  • by Hannah Francis
Koori Comedy: a laughing matter with serious intent
Stand-up comedy

Koori Comedy: a laughing matter with serious intent

A new comedy group will take to the stage for the first time at the Canberra Comedy Festival.

  • by Steve Evans
Canberra Comedy Festival: Being funny is serious work!
Stand-up comedy

Canberra Comedy Festival: Being funny is serious work!

Canberra's comics talk about the skill and the fear in the run-up to the city's Comedy Festival

  • by Steve Evans
From kid-friendly to risque: Our top picks for Comedy Festival 2019
Melbourne Comedy Festival

From kid-friendly to risque: Our top picks for Comedy Festival 2019

That nice comedian you saw on The Project? While they kept it clean for TV, there’s no guarantee they’ll do the same on stage.

  • by Michael Lallo
'I'm still a little bit vulnerable': Judith Lucy on break-ups and making it in comedy

'I'm still a little bit vulnerable': Judith Lucy on break-ups and making it in comedy

Judith Lucy is, to quote Jerry Seinfeld, the master of her domain. As she sashayed onto the stage of the Playhouse at the Sydney Opera House one recent Saturday night, she had the audience in the palm of her hand.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
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'Please tell my mum that gay marriage is now legal, not compulsory'
Stand-up comedy

'Please tell my mum that gay marriage is now legal, not compulsory'

Nath Valvo gave audiences every embarrassing detail of his hook-ups. Admitting he found love proved much harder.

  • by Michael Lallo
Pure dynamite: navigating the comedy of dysfunction

Pure dynamite: navigating the comedy of dysfunction

In a world where the audience is "woke", comedians like Maria Bamford are playing hopscotch in a minefield.

  • by Michael Idato
'Highly unfair': Viagogo slams anti-scalping measures
Melbourne Comedy Festival

'Highly unfair': Viagogo slams anti-scalping measures

"All tickets on Viagogo are valid and it is perfectly legal to resell a ticket." 

  • by Broede Carmody
The Drop Off reveals terror and comedy of the schoolyard – through adult eyes
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The Drop Off reveals terror and comedy of the schoolyard – through adult eyes

The web series offers a very recognisable, and very funny, look at a ritual known to every parent who has ever had a kid at school.

  • by Karl Quinn
Melbourne Comedy Festival given major event status to fight ticket scalpers
Melbourne Comedy Festival

Melbourne Comedy Festival given major event status to fight ticket scalpers

Those who inflate the price of MICF tickets by more than 10 per cent could now face fines of up to $480,000. 

  • by Broede Carmody