The must-see shows in the final week of MICF

The 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival reviews are in. Here’s what they’re saying about Australia’s funniest:

Anne Edmonds – What’s Wrong With You

★★★★ Chortle 

Damien Power – Man Puts His Dreams in a Sock

“Power’s stubbornly intellectual ambition really is something to be treasured. Truly remarkable.” ★★★★ ½ Herald Sun

★★★★ Chortle

★★★★½ The Age

Dilruk Jayasinha – Cheat Day(s)

“Excellent comedic timing.” ★★★★ The Age

Judith Lucy – Judith Lucy Vs Men

“Gutsy and gut-bustlingly funny, right to the end.”★★★★ Herald Sun

Justin Hamilton – The Ballad of John Tilt Animus 

“A masterpiece.” ★★★★½ Herald Sun

Mel Buttle – Welcome Aboard 

“Buttle’s dry critique of the perils of life has the audience in hysterics.” ★★★★  The Age

Nath Valvo – I’m Happy For You

“All killer, no filler…truly a must see.” ★★★★★  The Age

“A sensationally entertaining hour from a comic at the peak of their powers.”
★★★★½  Herald Sun

“Has you nodding in agreement while you clutch your sides with laughter.” ★★★★★ Beat

Nikki Britton – Once Bitten 

“A delightfully high-energy romp.” Chortle 

Peter Helliar – The Complete History of Better Books

★★★★ Herald Sun


“Will have you laughing til it hurts.” ★★★★ ½  The Age

Tom Ballard – Enough

“Blistering hour of motor-mouthed, slick-as-black-ice comedy.” ★★★★ ½ Herald Sun

“Rapid-fire, animated delivery.” ★★★★  The Age

Tom Gleeson – Joy

“Star quality in full flight.”  ★★★★  The Age

★★★★ Herald Sun

★★★★ Time Out 

Tom Walker – Very Very

“Tom Walker’s absurdity is a must – see.”★★★★  The Age

“Walker is at his funniest when he’s just being silly, which is most of the time.” ★★★★ Chortle 

Wil Anderson – Wil-informed

“A laugh-a-minute ride, masterfully helmed.” ★★★★ ½ Herald Sun