Newsletter 23/3/14


Book Now for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
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Steph here, hope this finds you happy and well!

Myself and the DON'T BE LONELY team have just returned to Melbourne after a big tour to Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. We had an amazing time and are now preparing for the gigantic Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which opens this coming Wednesday, the 26th of March!

Tickets are on sale right now, and you can book through the Comedy Festival Website.  See below for more information about the artists we are collaborating with and the shows we are producing this year. As always, you can keep up to date with special offers and exciting news on twitter (follow @dbl_present) and facebook.

GIVEAWAY: We have 2 double passes to each of the following shows to giveaway to D.B.L subscribers! To enter, just email the name of the show you are interested in seeing for free to

CHEAP PREVIEWS: All shows have $10-$15 preview-prices for opening nights. Book now!

Hope to see you at a show!
Lots of love from Steph
Creative Director, D.B.L

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

We are very excited to announce that Trygve Wakenshaw's new physical comedy KRAKEN was awarded the Edinburgh Underbelly Award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival! This award offers £7,000 pounds of support to take the show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
It has been a successful tour for Trygve, with SQUIDBOY selling out in Perth and receiving a nomination for an Artrage Theatre Award.
You can book to see KRAKEN at the Tuxedo Cat in Melbourne here.

8.30pm (no Wednesdays), Tuxedo Cat.

Stuart Bowden: She Was Probably Not A Robot

Stuart Bowden's shows have a reputation for being heartbreakers that make you laugh, and She Was Probably Not A Robot is no exception. Stuart sold out in Perth and Sydney, having to add shows to meet demand. She Was Probably Not A Robot was also the winner of an Adelaide Fringe Weekly Theatre award. Book for his Melbourne season here - hurry, though, ten shows only!

7.15pm, 26th Mar - 6th Apr (no Wednesdays) Tuxedo Cat. 


This is unrelated to festival news, but Steph is currently Artist In Residence with social enterprise 100 Story Building in Footscray. She is working on creating a podcast called 100SBFM with the kids, staff and volunteers at the centre. This residency is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts' Early Career Residency Grant.

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Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall's Success Arms 

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, a writer for Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell and Channel 10's The Project, has been announced as one of the winners of the ABC's Fresh Blood initiative! Opening this Thursday, Alasdair is debuting Success Arms: his brand new hour of â€œwarm, confident and occasionally absurd stand-up" (The Age) at the beautiful Forum Theatre. You can get $15 preview tickets and book for the rest of the season here
And you can see Alasdair List Everything here.

9.45pm (no Mondays) The Forum - Ladies Lounge.

Pat Burtscher's Overwhelmed

Pat Burtscher got a great review in Perth that described him as "part philosopher, part conspiracy-theorist" (The Music) and then suggested he run for office. Whatever this says about the state of politics in Western Australia, there is no doubt that fans of left-of-centre thinking will enjoy this cult Canadian stand-up's blistering, smart, ramshackle style. Book here for his Melbourne run.

9:45pm Tuxedo Cat (no Wednesdays).

Soul Bank

Soul Bank is a FREE showcase/shit fight/slapdash comedy party co-hosted by sketch and stand-up legends Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and Pat Burtscher. No two nights are the same!

Featuring an excellent line-up of the Comedy Festival's weirdest comedians, clowns and characters doing some of the stupidest things they can think of, this is A-grade alternative variety. We have confirmed Steve Sheehan, Laura Davis, Dr Professor Neal Portenza, Demi Lardner, Isabel and Rachel and a host of awesome acts, with many more to be announced. Keep your eye on Soul Bank on twitter and facebook for nightly line-ups.

12.30am Tuxedo Cat, Fridays and Saturdays of the Comedy Festival.
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