Comedy

Ronny Chieng’s Expert Navigation on Relatable Rage

No Comments 29 May 2015

Ronny Chieng does not disappoint in his 2015 Melbourne International Comedy festival performance. Titled “You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About”, his show is centred on technology and modern communication and the challenges and frustrations which they bring. Chieng’s comic style had the audience laughing at themselves for most of the performance as he effortlessly […]

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Comedy

60 Minutes with Arj Barker

No Comments 29 May 2015

I would always walk past the Town Hall corner, when the comedy festival was up and running, and walk straight by. Not understanding the interest to be honest. I was always more into ballet than the land of comedy and laughter. When we were told the theme for the month was comedy and theatre, I […]

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Comedy

The 5pm Sketch Showcase: Review

1 Comment 11 May 2015

It’s Saturday. Saturday at last! After a long week of school, dancing, sailing, violin and orchestra I am ready to hit the town for a night out. So off I go with my mum to the Imperial Hotel on the penultimate night of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, to see The 5pm Sketch Showcase. Driving […]

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Comedy

Why I Can’t Watch Stand Up Comedy

No Comments 11 May 2015

I enjoy humour, and I like finding things funny. I laugh my strange witchy laugh while watching episodes of New Girl or Parks and Rec, and I giggle awkwardly at my own jokes all the time – but I just can’t seem to enjoy stand up comedy. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate stand up […]

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Comedy

Michael McIntyre: Comedic Genius

No Comments 11 May 2015

I could do a lengthy introduction regarding the history of this comedian, or of my knowledge of the comedy he performs, but I think this time I will just plunge straight in and let his comedy speak for itself. His name is Michael McIntyre, and he is one of the funniest comedians I know. Michael […]

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Comedy, Film

The Bad Movie Challenge  

2 Comments 26 November 2014

I, Maria Dunne, challenge you, the readers of Signal Express, to watch a bad movie. Go on… try it! Every year, The Razzies honour the worst cinematic achievements.  The Razzies show the worst of the worst. We cringe at these movies terrible storylines and abhorrent dialogue sequences and yet, there’s something appealing about these really […]

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A screen shot from the Cyanide and Happiness animated short Spartacus.

Books & Words, Comedy

The Web(comic) Revolution

1 Comment 06 November 2013

The last decade has seen a revolution of sorts, the revolution of the internet. This trend as led to the success of now-huge companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix. Naturally, we welcome the great new technology, and we use it in the most advantageous ways possible: watching Breaking Bad and sharing sepia-toned images of […]

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Comedy

In the Lyons’ Den – An Interview with Zoe Lyons

No Comments 27 August 2013

Zoe Lyons is a wonderful “pop-up comic” from England, who started out in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. Earlier this year, she was in Australia for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, touring a hilarious show for Australian audiences! JAKE FRANKLIN had the honour of speaking with Zoe about […]

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Comedy, Theatre

School Dance

4 Comments 13 April 2013

Heartbreakingly funny, Windmill Theatre’s show School Dance reminds us all of what it is to be a teenager. ELINOR MILLS spoke to writer Matthew Whittet about what it all means. It is a truth universally acknowledged that nothing about being a teenager makes sense. There’s just something about the ages 13 to 19 that causes […]

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Comedy

Frank Woodley: Bemusement Park

5 Comments 08 May 2012

In this park, there isn’t the option of casually disposing of rubbish without anyone noticing – comedy audiences are particularly well trained at spotting bad gags. The only sign of animals might be that of hyena laughter, if you’re lucky. And over-staying your time and going further into the night could mean a hefty fine; […]

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