The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has arrived, like a dear old friend, right on time.Read More
Junipalooza was brought to Melbourne by some of the biggest gin consumer resources available, Gin Foundry and The Gin Queen. With reputations and interests that stretch globally, the combined force and passion of these two produced a carefully curated exhibition of charismatic makers and top-notch gin. In such a big world where individuals and small businesses can easily get lost in the vast choices available, consumers are craving connection and unique experiences. Junipalooza effectively taps into the inherent appeal of new wave gin: the ability to connect with the maker’s origin story and intent. And in our pursuit of fabulous gins and makers willing to share their stories we also found connections with each other.Read More
The sweet melody of Melbourne’s music mania’ took hold last Saturday night and Melburnian Guide caught some scintillating Australian talent as The Squeeze delivered performances ranging from ‘a cocktail of hip-hop, face-melting guitar and endlessly catchy rhythms’ to pure ‘addictive indie rock.Read More
We've made no secret of it, it's our favourite time of year. The balmy autumn evenings, the buskers our in force, the jaunty lights of the town hall and people rushing all about the CBD with grins from ear to ear. Check out all our selections from the program and may you have many laughs this festival season!Read More
With June’s arrival winter descends and this year it feels right on time. Each season holds its charms and a Melbourne winter is very much a diamond in the rough. The wind blows a gale and can chill to the bone, true. People rush up and down the city streets, cloaked in Brack’s black, shoulders hunched, dodging the slippery cobbles. Winter falls elegantly, the city twinkling through rain soaked nights almost like walking through the stars.
During the day cups of Proud Mary, Axil and Seven Seeds warm cold hands and in the evenings the haloed street lamps light the way to the revelry writhing beneath. Melbourne is nothing short of vibrant in the warmer months, as you would expect any city to be, but in winter it truly comes alive.Read More
Good Beer Week is one of those beautiful opportunities that Melbourne throws at you to indulge, to step right up to some challenging flavours and come out the other side with a story of your own.Read More
MICF attracts over 770,000 patrons annually and many comedy superstars of the likes of Russell Howard, Judith Lucy, Wil Anderson, Ross Noble, Hannah Gadsby, Dave Hughes, Jason Byrne and Ruby Wax return at least every second year. The Festival is also a crucible for break out acts and many a devotee can recall the beginnings of a well-known comedian.
While the Comedy Festival runs for nearly a month the CBD is quite full each evening and finding a place to eat or drink either side of an show, let alone a place that matches the act that you are seeing, can be difficult. Planning and booking ahead can make or break your night.
Never fear, Melburnian Guide to has you covered. We give you our pick of the MICF acts and their paired restaurants and bars. Enjoy your Comedy Festival, we wish you delicious quips and tasty bites!Read More