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 another Revolutionary Recommendation for 2021:
Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and Andy Matthews – Teleport
5 – 18 Apr
Life is about the journey, not the destination. But in this presentation, two visionary engineers introduce a new technology that will eliminate the journey, so your life can finally be about the destination.
When I learnt that Alasdair (along with co-conspirator Andy Matthews) got the gig with the new Shaun Micallef show Mad As Hell, I was pleased as punch for the pair of them, but I never would have guessed that gig would have had such a respectable lifespan. Seven years later, the show (and their writing) continues to deliver top-level lunacy.
Way before any of this happened though, back when Alasdair was still an up-and-coming comedian, Andy (my one—not Alasdair’s) and I had the pleasure of interviewing him for an episode of the Potato Revolution Podcast.
Teleport is playing now.
Get your tickets and show details at: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/teleport