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.

No strangers to podcasting, Alasdair and Andy have their own long-lasting show Two in the Think Tank (279 episodes!) and also helm The Pop Test on Radio National.

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.

Season 3

Teleport is playing now.

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

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