Writer: Laura Imbruglia Remember Dan, the hummus guy from Amateur Hour Season 1? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOhzfcUs5Y Well he's funny, right? And he's got a show running at MICF this year so you might wanna bloody get amongst it immediately. Need another reason (other than his funniness)? This poster: The show blurb will give you a quick and confusing explanation of what to expect... "#1 NINJA is a sketch and character comedy lifestyle seminar exploring gender, sexuality and

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Trillcumber is Mario Hannah, Simon McCulloch and Hayley Tantau - improvisers, sketch writers and comedy nerds who met hanging out and performing with The Improv Conspiracy. Their debut sketch show 'Is This Intimacy?' had a super successful run at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and they're reprising the show for Melbourne Fringe. Trillcumber's got a lot of exciting things coming up, so maybe you should follow them at the below links. Photo by Esther

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Marcus and Dan are a Melbourne based comedy duo made up of Dan Pavatich and Marcus Willis who specialise in weird and sometimes funny videos that they like to call 'Sketch Comedy'. Marcus Willis can be found improvising with Sparrow Men and Directing Quiet Achievers. Dan Pavatich can be found performing solo shows such as 'Big Strong Boy' in the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival or Directing Trillcumber. Marcus & Dan... Dan on the web... Marcus

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Chris Bolton is chief writer for motivational band 'Seagull'. Chris spends an inordinate amount of time in tracksuits playing nylon string guitars. Click here for guided loneliness and here for guided melancholy. Chris asked how we were going with the show and I told him we could do with some more comedy. So he wrote an hilarious script and sent it to me and I loved it, so we filmed it (see "Guided Anxiety" -

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Harry has been wrangling cameras, producing things and editing things for many years now and is quite good at it. He's also, evidently, quite good at writing hilarious/terrifying skits (see "Kiddy Farm" - episode 5). Harry works at a pizza shop whilst he studies, but would definitely be better utilised in the arts. Photo by Ben

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Writer: Laura Imbruglia Remember the gang from Trillcumber? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBkCeLGULu8 They opened AH Season 1 Episode 1 with their hilarious "Undercover Salmon" sketch. (Watch the goddamn video) Well, the good news is that they're BACK with a new live show called "Paradise" for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! It's directed by Dan Pavatich, who you may know as the hummus-in-his-beard guy from THIS skit he made for Amateur Hour... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOhzfcUs5Y How many more reasons do you

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Hayward and Hadid "This is An Excuse" MICF 2016 Review by Clemmie Wetherall Cheeky, brash and more than a little bit crass, 'This is an Excuse' is the debut show from self-confessed improv addicts (Lauren) Hayward and (Francis) Hadid. For just over a year they have been refining their craft as part of Melbourne's new Chicago style improv club 'The Improv Conspiracy', but they're testing their mettle with this one hour original sketch comedy. 'This

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