Let’s face it, 2020 was awful. For many Melburnians, the last-minute cancellation of Melbourne International Comedy Festival was the first sign of just how bad things would get.

It’s a new year now. Yay! And with that dumpster fire behind us, MICF rises like a phoenix once more. You heard right, live comedy is back in town—and this time around it’s more homegrown than ever!

The coming of a new festival season will always warm my little heart as I see collaborators both old and new with their very own festival shows.

Here is my first Revolutionary Recommendation for 2021:

Big Big Big – Catching Jack

25 Mar – 4 Apr

Three detectives and one rat will stop at nothing to take down Jack the Ripper. Separated in the darkness, they’ll need the help of new characters and old friends along the way.

Millie Holten is one-third of Big Big Big (with Ella Lawry and Madi Savage). This trio did not let lockdown get in the way of productivity. As well as preparing for this show Big Big Big released The Candyman, a thrilling comedy podcast series that investigates the harrowing events of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Millie appeared in three #QuestInnPodcast episodes as Dt. Susan Sarandon way back in 2018.

Catching Jack is playing now.

Get your tickets and show details at: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/catching-jack

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