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Hobart to host new comedy festival in 2024

Building on Hobart’s strong local comedy scene and presented by the team behind Dark Mofo, the new festival will run…

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Performance review: FEAST Festival, Adelaide

Adelaide's LGBTQIA+ Festival is here, and showcasing some incredible local talent.

Phil Wang. A young man in a green and blue top is waving.

Comedy review: Wang In There, Baby! – Phil Wang, Astor Theatre, Perth

Phil Wang's comedy explores cultural differences between East and West.

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Performance review: Spooktacular, Sue Benner Theatre

A cabaret treat on the spookiest night of the year.

Bacon. Image is a woman in a white wedding-like dress trying to dodge six orange balls being thrown at her.

Performance review: Bacon, A Dodgeball Named Desire, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Navigating self-acceptance and homophobia in one show, dodging a slew of balls in another, with sport versus arts.

Access. Image is a man in a white T-shirt and dark trousers sitting in a chair with his eyes closed opposite another empty chair.

Performance reviews: Access, Dougie Baldwin and Aza: stories of grief in diaspora, Melbourne Fringe Festival

An hour of anarchic clowning, emotional experimentation and diasporic mourning at Melbourne Fringe 2023.

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Breaking news: Critical Stages goes into liquidation

The Board of Critical Stages Touring has placed the company into liquidation, with the company ceasing to trade and staff…

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Comedy reviews: Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All and Scout Boxall: Pork Chop, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Two comedians ply their craft at Trades Hall for Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Melbourne Fringe. Two women with bustieres and frill collars, plus high ponytails face the camera.

Performance Reviews: HIGH PONY, LOOPS, Black Widow, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Four Melbourne Fringe Festival works show the range on offer, from comedy to circus, cabaret and street tours.

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Vale Cal Wilson

New Zealand-born, Australian adopted comedian Cal Wilson was one of the kindest and most genuine people in comedy, and will…

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