Kirsty Webeck’s Chipper at MICF

Come spend some time with Melbourne's notoriously upbeat comedian, Kirsty Webeck. She'll have you rolling on the floor with her brand-new show about the things that amuse her. With her punchy, fun and energetic approach to comedy, Kirsty's renowned for making people leave her shows feeling great. 2018 saw her TV debut on ABC's Tonightly With Tom Ballard, as well...

The Greatest Magic Show!

WINNER 2019 Best Children’s Show, Fringe World Weekly Award The multi-award winning, sell-out sensation of 2018, The Greatest Magic Show is once again returning to Melbourne: bigger and better than ever before! Sure to be one of the best family shows you’ll see all festival, come see the stars - Sam and Justin - hit the spotlight debuting brand new and...

Leigh Qurban – Good Effort

2015 Adelaide Comedian of the Year 2018 Kings of Comedy Comedian of the Year As a kid we were told we could be whatever we wanted to be. Believe and you’ll achieve was the mantra. What rubbish! Haven’t achieved your dreams before your 25th birthday? Cool. Work a mundane job? Even better! There’s good effort, bad effort and times when you just...

29 – 31 March

Melbourne International Comedy Fest – the greatest time of the year Cherry Bar Farewell – You’re all going to have to deal with the fact this place is moving and stop being whinging binches about it. It could be worse, they could have hosted Lady Gaga’s party that time. Flash Mob – only putting this in because LOL people are still doing flash mobs Kensington...

Chotto Motto be hotto

Me and ole mate Maddawg Callum Padgham (aka the American Tourrorist aka DJ Bekindtootherpeople and host of Revolvers speed dating night if you are interested) were walkin the backstreets, post our swim sesh at the Fitzroy Pewls when BAM hello newest restaurant / hipster venue that wasn’t there on the way to the pools, because we went a different route. Chotto...

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” by Oscar Wilde

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Review by Meredith Fuller Psychologist Author Theatre Maker Immersive Theatre – All Sorts Productions in association with National Trust At La Bassa Mansion Caulfield North 7 – 31 March www.allsortproductions.com.au Dir Maurice Mammoliti This production was a delightful experience; every aspect was superb. Mammoliti directed a true ensemble – every member worked as one and, as...

More than one in four Aussie kids are overweight or obese: we’re failing them, and we need a plan

Obesity among kids in Australia needs to be treated as a serious health problem. From shutterstock.com Alessandro Demaio addressed the National Press Club last Friday, alongside Karen Carey (former chair of the Consumers Health Forum) and Stephen Duckett (head of the Health Program at the Grattan Institute), to outline the key health issues ahead of the 2019 federal election. This is...

Listen To Older Voices : Peter Roussos – Part 3

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable...

Sunday essay: images of mourning and the power of acknowledging grief

These images of Cherine Fahd’s grandfather’s funeral were tucked away in a brown paper envelope for decades. As a society, we too often keep grief hidden from view. Author provided Before her death in 2010 my paternal grandmother gave me a box of family photographs. It contained mostly black and white images taken between 1950 and 1975. As a child I...

Raw meat pet food may not be good for your dog, or your own health

Be careful what you feed your dog. Shutterstock/fetrinka You might think raw meat pet food is good for your dog. But a new study, published yesterday in Vet Record, has found it can have high levels of bacteria that may pose health risks for your pet. The researchers also warn that such food could present a health risk to you, or...