Yianni in Comelody: Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Yianni in Comelody showing as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the sweet guy, who admits to things that some may not have the courage to, and the audience loved it.
Yianni in Comelody: Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Yianni in Comelody: Melbourne International Comedy Festival It’s good to know, that some people have the guts to admit that they’ve ‘googled’ the full names of their ex partners, new girlfriends or boyfriends. It’s also nice to be reminded of how much technology has advanced, that we no longer have to call the landline to organize a date, but have the convenience of sending flirty text messages and using facebook, which I like to call, ‘stalk book’. The loveable Australian stand-up comedian, Yianni Agisilaou tells the stories of his past relationships, from the first meeting through friends, to relationship counseling and to the break up, all supported by a music soundtrack! Yianni in Comelody showing as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the sweet guy, who admits to things that some may not have the courage to, and the audience loved it. Yianni, who has regularly played at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, recalls a couple of past girlfriends and his experiences. Lighthearted people impersonations are included as he attempts to visualize his story telling through these imitations and with support of the music. It was comical to watch him choreograph parts of his performance with expressions and movements to the music and sounds. His heartfelt and silly observations were funny. His story telling ability was strong and interesting and the music helped the visual come all together. He discusses, that couple who argue on the street, the break up talk in the park with an accompanying guitar player and he even compares comedians to priests. There were moments where he spoke too fast due to nerves. But I know I couldn’t speak so confidently about my failed relationships so comically and easily and after he warmed into it, it was all laughs in the perfect setting of the quilt room at Trades Hall. Yianni and his music soundtrack reminded me of how great it would be to have your own soundtrack! I remember once, my mate said to me, after he had purchased his new iPod a few years ago, that he loved walking around with his headphones in his ears, as he felt like he was in a movie and his iPod was playing the soundtrack. That is the beauty of Yianni’s piece that, it is all accompanied by music, and you will hear plenty of familiar tunes. Yianni in Comelody: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Dates: 14 - 25 April Times: Tue-Sun 9.30pm Duration: 55 minutes Venue: Trades Hall - The Quilt Room, 2 Lygon St, Carlton Sth Prices: Full $21.50, Concession $17.50, Group (6 or more) $19.50 Tightarse Tuesday $17.50 Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 & at the door

Kim Zoe Evans

Thursday 16 April, 2009

About the author

Kim Zoe Evans loves to make stuff, from film to writing, to paintings to sand castles. She has completed an Arts degree in Theatre & Drama and Cinema Studies and has a background in Theatre Lighting. Currently completing her Masters in Media, she hopes to combine her passion for travel and the world, with the Creative Arts.