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Comedy review: The Improvised Guide to Spooky Stories, Improvilicious, MICF

A good G-rated, kid-friendly comedy act.


Comedy Review: Zoe Coombs Marr – Agony! Misery!, MICF

The welcome return of Zoë Coombs Marr to stand up after a year quietened by COVID brings more than just…


Comedy Review: Tom Gleeson – Lighten Up, MICF

From the moment he lounges on stage, Gleeson captures attention with a confident, piss-taking performance.


Comedy review: Farm Backpacker (Subclass 417) by Takashi Wakasugi, MICF

A stand-up show about the lives of foreign backpackers on Australian farms and a cross between a personal working holiday…


Comedy review: Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked

A complex, provocative and almost absurdist theatre production that surprises as much as it confronts.


Comedy Review: Diana Nguyen - Chasing Keanu Reeves, MICF

Still disappointing her mum, comedian (and Linkedin star) Diana Nguyen showcases her enthusiasm, charm and talent in her latest show,…


COVID and comedy: no laughing matter?

How can you joke about a pandemic? Eight comedians tell us how.

Opinions & Analysis

Arts sponsorship raises ethical questions

Can Perth have an ethical and sustainable Fringe Festival?


‘This is a pause, not a stop’: lockdown devastating for Perth artists

PICA and Perth Festival have postponed the opening of numerous events, while Fringe World has cancelled five nights worth of…


Adelaide Fringe at 60

Over six decades to date, the Adelaide Fringe has been both a playground and a career springboard for Australian and…

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