Queer Comedy Festival highlights 2014

Get your queer quota at this month's Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Nobody gets stuck into the meat of an issue like comedians… and these stand-ups really understand the comedy and tragedy of queer life.

National

Joel Creasey: Rock God Joel Creasey: Rock God
Cute as a button, but with a tongue as sharp as Joan Rivers’, this rising star spent last year Naked and this year he’s a Rock God. Except maybe not like Jagger or Springsteen. He’ll be hilarious anyway. Swiss Club.

Bob Downe: Bob, Sweat and Tears Bob Downe: Bob, Sweat and Tears
When it comes to camp, a row of tents has nothing on this guy. And apparently, the Prince of Polyester and tacky songs has been living a lie. This is the show every Australian must see. Athenaeum Theatre.

Monica Dullard: Public Libraries are Shhh… Hot! Monica Dullard: Public Libraries are Shhh… Hot!
Straight from the source, this library officer shows us how much fun libraries can be. They’re far from the hallowed and hushed book depositories most of us think they are. The Clyde Hotel.

Adam Richard: Gaypocalypse Adam Richard: Gaypocalypse
The Fabulous Adam Richard hasn’t done a solo comedy show at the festival since 2007, but he’s back to slay us with this zombie show to (un)die for. Melbourne Town Hall.

 

International

Stephen K Amos: What Does the K Stand For? Stephen K Amos: What Does the K Stand For?
This Comedy Festival frequent flyer is back with a new show, this time plundering hilarious stories from his childhood. Expect smiles, chuckles, big belly laughs and perfect comic timing. Athenaeum Theatre.

Jen Brister: Wishful Thinking Jen Brister: Wishful Thinking
On this trip to Melbourne, this UK comedian wants to talk politics. She may or may not achieve her goal, but she will have a lot of fun trying, and so will the audience. The Tuxedo Cat.

Urzila Carlson: The Long Road to Freedom Urzila Carlson: The Long Road to Freedom
Urzila grew up in South Africa, but moved to New Zealand when she failed to convince anyone she was African royalty. Now she’s coming to Melbourne to talk about her experiences. Victoria Hotel.

Julian Clary: Position Vacant - Apply Within Julian Clary: Position Vacant - Apply Within
The Lord of the Mince is back, for one night only – and quite fittingly at Her Majesty’s Theatre. He’s looking for love, and any straight men on the turn will do. Her Majesty's Theatre.

Paul Foot: Words Paul Foot: Words
He’s become a festival regular with his mullet and shiny suit, and now he brings his surreal shtick to the Hi-Fi Bar, with a skeleton in tow. Hi-Fi Bar.

Joe Lycett: If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put a Ring On It If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put a Ring On It
This cheeky new Brit comic has been making a name for himself back in the Mother Country, and now it’s time for us to experience his mischief, pranks, and a few alter egos. Melbourne Town Hall.

 

 

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First published on 18 Feb 2014. Updated on 15 Apr 2014.

By Tim Hunter   |  
 

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