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Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents
DISSECTING THE FROG:
COMEDY APPRECIATION COURSE
Don't know your Hughesy from your Hillsy? Think Monty Python is that movie about the strippers?
Doesn't matter, as long as you love comedy!
The course explores the 330+ shows in the Festival program thematically, with special guest
comedians each week. Meet a new subculture of exciting performers, and explore the program in
greater depth and subtlety than ever before. www.comedyfestival.com.au
VENUE Festival Offices -- Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition St, Melbourne
BOOKINGS Register at comedyfestival.com.au
Registrations are essential
PRICES Course Fee (5 sessions) $198
le poulet terrible
THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
A vain and posturing tree lopper finds himself thrust accidentally into the unlikely role of physician.
His fast-growing popularity, and the fact that dead patients don't tell tales, convince him to
embrace his new profession wholeheartedly.
"A Doctor That Isn't A Doctor?!" Today Tonight, 3 October 2008. "Wicked humour keeps the
audience chuckling." The Age "Intriguing." Australian Stage www.lepouletterrible.com
VENUE The Dog Theatre, 42a Albert St, Footscray*
WHEN Tue-Sat 8pm (60 mins)
BOOKINGS 9639 0096, www.easytix.com.au & at the door
PRICES Full $23.50
Preview & Tightarse Tuesday $15
Tumbleweed Theatrical Productions
You played with them, now they're out of the box and ready to play with you! Laugh out loud with
the Cabbage Patch Kid looking for her mother and the Bratz doll seeking redemption in the all-
female sketch comedy cabaret by the girls who brought you Princess Cabaret
"Pacey, cheeky and a lot of fun...3.5 stars." The Age
VENUE Trades Hall, 2 Lygon St, Carlton Sth
WHEN Tue-Sun 7pm (60 mins)
BOOKINGS Ticketmaster 1300 660 013, 9775 3797, comedyattrades.com.au
& at the door
PRICES Full $20, Group (6 or more) $18
Conc, Preview, Laugh Pack & Tightarse Tuesday $15
Dooda bends cabaret over a table and into a custard tart. Five of Australia's most daring comic
performers invite you to bathe in their bowl of surrealist comedy. Hot harmonies. Saucey satire.
Special guest star each night. Features Melbourne Fringe and Helpmann Award winners.
"Offensive...Unacceptable..." The Advertiser "Hilarious...Unapologetic." Triple J
"A comic treat." Inpress Come on! Do the Dooda! www.pixelpro.net.au/artists/dooda
VENUE The Tuxedo Cat at the Nicholas Building, Level 2, 37 Swanston St,
WHEN Tue-Sat 9pm (60 mins)
BOOKINGS 0421 529 155 & at the door
PRICES Full $15
Tightarse Tuesday $12
DWAYNE ROBBINS' INSPIRATION HOUR
Hi, I'm Dwayne Robbins, motivational magician. My mission: transform today's dreamers into
tomorrow's achievers. My philosophy: positive thinking + magic tricks = a better existence for all
mankind. So get ready to UNLEASH your inner power within the inside of YOU!
"A wonderful parody of the self help industry...kept us thoroughly entertained."
The Groggy Squirrel
VENUE The Wick, 361 Brunswick St, Fitzroy*
WHEN Thu-Sat 8pm (60 mins)
Adrian Bohm presents
DYLAN MORAN -- WHAT IT IS (IRE)
Dylan Moran, star of ABC TV's Black Books is back with a brand new show. Dylan's legendary rants
have sold out across the world, cementing this unkempt wordsmith's reputation as one of the
foremost comics of his generation. Big screen appearances include Run Fat Boy Run and Shaun Of
"Joyous, in a bitter sort of way." Sunday Times
VENUE the Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
WHEN Fri-Mon 8pm (75 mins)
BOOKINGS Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 & at the door
PRICES All Tix $58.90
INFO See comedyfestival.com.au for extra show announcements
Mary Tobin presents
EDDIE IFFT (USA)
Eddie is back in Melbourne after a complete sellout out season at last year's Comedy Festival.
During his third tour of Australia Eddie headlined in the 2008 Best of the Edinburgh Fest and he is
a favourite on Aussie TV. You may have seen him recently on Rove, The Glass House, Thank God
You're Here and Good News Week.
VENUE Melb Town Hall, Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, Melbourne
WHEN Thu-Sat & Mon 8.15pm, Sun 7.15pm (60 mins)
BOOKINGS Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 & at the door
PRICES Full Fri & Sat $25,
Conc Fri & Sat $22, Full (N/A Fri & Sat) $20
Conc (N/A Fri & Sat), Group (6 or more), Preview & Laugh Pack $18
The Comedy Club presents
EDINBURGH FESTA BESTA
Once again, Australia's oldest and best comedy club presents a stunning line up direct from the
Edinburgh Festival. This year features the return of last year's sell out headliner, brilliant US comic
Rich Ceisler, plus great supporting acts. Book early as this show always sells out. See the Comedy
Club website for further details.
VENUE Comedy Club, Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
WHEN Tue-Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7.30pm (120 mins)
BOOKINGS Ticketmaster 1300 660 013, 9650 6668 & at the door
PRICES Full $25
Conc & Group (6 or more) $20
Preview, Laugh Pack & Tightarse Tuesday $15
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