Cath Styles in SHIFT at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

EXCITING TIMES! My gorgeous and talented friend Cath is back at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new show, SHIFT!

I’ve always found it fascinating how Cath juggles her professional career psychiatric nursing, with her passion and love for comedy. She nails both but add in family, friends, and life as well as your two work lives…. things get interesting.

It’s on from 5-17th April and we’ve got 2 x Double Passes to giveaway.

Tell us when and how you have lived a double life?

You can pick the date you would like to attend – just answer in the comments below!

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We invite you to explore the craziness of a way of life where strange is normal, and normal is strange as Cath Styles presents her new show SHIFT at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016.

Cath Styles has been a psychiatric nurse for 25 years, and a comedian for 10. Between the nights, evenings, weekends and holidays she’s worked in both jobs, she’s never had a weekend off. Ever! Shift is the show where both her worlds collide, and explores her on again, off again, love affair with her (paying!) job.

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No stranger to finding the funny in the dark and bizarre, the creator of festival favourite Darkness and Light blends stand-up and storytelling to tell touching, and twisted tales of her enduring 25 year fling with psych nursing.

The show will run from April 5 to 17 at The Downstairs Lounge at the Grand Mercure Hotel at 6.30pm. Details for…

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Kirsty Mac presents MANFLU at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

Kirsty Mac is bold, unapologetic and damn funny. She’s bringing her new show to Melbourne and it opens tonight. Manflu!

I’ve seen a number of Kirsty’s performance and love her wit, way with words and her ability to bring the laughs with the most serious of subject matter.

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A bit more about the show:

What is MANFLU? Have you had it? Is it contagious? But most importantly, could it be messing with your mojo…

MANFLU is all about the history of the patriarchy and the systemic history of oppression for all genders. Stories and jokes about domestic violence, pick-up artists, mens rights activists and how Kirsty Mac is beating them all at their own game. ‘But if you’re expecting a man-hating diatribe that’s only after smiles of solidarity from sisters in the audience, you’re going to be disappointed.

‘Raucous and rude, sweary and sexy. ★★★★’ Sunday Herald (UK)

‘Mac succeeds in taking on the world. ★★★★’ Herald Sun

Venue: Speakeasy HQ, 522 Flinders Street

Dates: 31st March & 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th of April

Time: 7.00pm

Get your tickets: Trybooking and at the door http://www.trybooking.com/KCHQ

 

Also!!! The Venue, Speakyeasy HQ, have a special drinks offer on! See the post:

Speakeasy HQ is excited to announce the launch of a new cocktail shooter “INOCULATION”! 

The shooter is being launched alongside the hilariously sassy Kirsty Mac is Feminazi new Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Manflu!

Come and see the show, and get your flu shot today!!

The show will be launching tomorrow, with 12 shows in total – 31 Mar – 17 Apr

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A Sunburnt History at MICF – You’ve gone and done it again!!

These incredibly talented performers are at it again with the third instalment of A Sunburnt History. This time it’s “NOT Galipolli.”

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This was one of the most thoughtful, creative and entraining shows I saw at MICF… in both 2013 and 2014. As former clients of Lovelly Communications, I am proud as a mother duck to see them kicking butt out there in comedy land!

So, what’s it all about?

We’re back!
ASH is bringing a BRAND NEW show to this year’s Comedy Festival.
It’s Charlie and Spanky addressing the big questions, it’s sweaty, naked (literally) and it mentions the war.
But it is definitely NOT Gallipoli.

“Has the audience rolling in the aisles” Stage Whispers

“I literally, audibly gasped for air!” In Batmania

“Don’t miss ‘the exciting next wave of Australian comedy” ★★★★ Herald Sun 2014

“Comedy Gold” ★★★★ The Pun

Venue: Trades Hall, The Whitlam Room
Dates: 28th March – 19th April (No Mondays), Previews Thurs 26th – Fri 27th March
Tickets: $24 Full, $20 concession, group, laugh pack, $16 Tight arse Tuesday
Times: 20:30 Tuesday – Saturday, 19:30 Sunday
Bookings: Ticketmaster, at the door

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/shows/a-sunburnt-history-not-gallipoli

Join the boys on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asunburnthistory

Twitter hit them up at @wegotburnt

Darkness and Light at MICF 2015, Incredible Comedy show not to be missed

My favourite show of Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015 is on again and I’m so happy to catch it in the last week of the comedy festival, Darkness and Light. The show is on 7.30pm at

This show is powerful with comedians speaking openly and honestly about REAL issues and matters. IT’s fun and entertaining because they are talented artists, but there stories are also moving. It’s a show of ups and downs, laughs and light, and always entertaining!

Fall down seven times, stand up eight. And tell some jokes about it! 

Comedy gets real as the cream of the Festival’s funny people (and some very special guests) share some very personal postcards from the edge in a show that will make you laugh and cry, but mostly laugh! 

A combination of hilarious stand-up and stunning storytelling, each night is a collection of stories about being human, including tall, true tales about love, loss, coming out, growing up, losing their minds, and the times they nearly didn’t make it. 

It’s not a show, It’s an experience! 

Don’t miss Darkness and Light! 

Some fab reviews!

‘Uplifting. See this show.’ Glass Wings

‘Darkness and Light is no downer. ★★★★’ Herald Sun

‘Surprisingly refresghing.’ Crikey

Get more details here:

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/shows/darkness-and-light 

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The line ups for the next week!
Wednesday
Cath Styles, Danny McGinlay, Chris Franklin
Thursday
Cath Styles, Urzila Carlson, Michael Bowley
Friday
Cath Styles, Becky Lou, Richard McKenzie, Daniel Tobias
Saturday
Cath Styles, Wizard Sandwiches, Jon Bennett, (maybe) Greg Fleet
Sunday
Cath Styles, Jodie J Hill

COMEDY FESTIVAL IS ON MELBOURNE – JMac “Disco Fanny” starts this week!

Very excited to finally be able to catch JMac in Melbourne in her new show “Disco Fanny.” I’ve been working on the show for a while now and it’s amazing that Melbourne now gets to see it at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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More about the show:

 

We’ve all had that big night out on the d-floor. Admit it. Embrace it. This is about loving and owning every single part of who you are. Even your sweaty flaps.

It’s been a big year for this world-wide, famous, dance, music, popstar. Following the launch of her first single Disco Fanny, JMAC took off to Bali for a much needed rest. Here on her path to self-discovery she encountered welcoming hippy communities, took part in many sacred ceremonies and was re-born.

Hold tight Melbourne. In 2014 we get to see a side of JMAC we didn’t know existed.

JMAC’s adventure doesn’t stop there. She’s been writing new music and bumping into her Dad’s friends at strip clubs, whilst she’s been dancing. What a year!

“It took me to meet a bunch of strippers and fall in love with one, to realise universal human oneness with no judgement, and love is all that exists…”

This year JMAC breaks down barriers of the social-norm and isn’t afraid to talk taboo, with the power of the pussy as her main focus. This is conscious, observational, stand up comedy about finding yourself and in turn, touching others. Get ready folks, this one’s is rated V for Vagina.

JMAC had sold out shows last year and with her hit single taking over the iTunes charts, this is sure to be a hot seller. Get tickets early to avoid disappointment and dry underwear.

Oh, PS – everyone attending must bring a shit mug from home with them. You’ll get it back.

Learn more at: whoisjmac.com and https://www.facebook.com/JustineJMACMcInerney?fref=ts

“Step aside Psy” – Onya Magazine
“Laugh-out-loud comedy” – Herald Sun
“Not sure what it’ll be for, but Gold Logie prediction for JMAC!” – Peter Hitchener Ch9

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Venue:Paloma Bar, 480 Collins St, Melbourne

Dates:Preview 4th April. Show runs 4 – 19 April (with no show Monday 7th April or Monday 14th April)

Tickets: Full $20, Preview $15, Tight-pussy Tuesday $15

Time: 7.30 pm Runtime: 45 mins Category: Stand up

Bookings:http://www.tixnofee.com/listing.php?showid=340 and at the venue

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I’ve been doing so much!!! Mad March!

They don’t call it Mad March for nothing! I’ve been doing SO much and it’s only the middle of the month. I was in Adelaide for the Fringe, in the Mountains visiting the gorgeous Dinner Plain and soon to come is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Here’s some pics and some descriptions of things I’ve been doing:

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–       Working at Future Music Festival in Adelaide-

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Watching the Live Podcast of Eddie Ifft at the Rhino Room at Adelaide Festival

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–       Enjoying the amazing Darkness and Light show, 3 nights over the week in Adelaide

Wonderful MC Richard McKenzie at Adelaide Fringe

Wonderful MC Richard McKenzie at Darkness and Light

–       Visting my darlings Naomi and sharon who I met on the Machu Picchu trek in October

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–       Catching up with Shane Insane in Adelaide who I met at the snow last year

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–       Checking out the beautiful Dinner Plain after the fires threatened the area for almost 4 weeks, looks amazing now

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–       Dinner with wonderful friends from Perth who I haven’t seen for 12 years! Still the same

–       Worked with Mt Buller promoting the fast approaching Ski Season

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–       My darling friends wedding

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–       Watching the Magic of Anthony DeMasi in Revealed.

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And I’m missing out on a whole bunch of other wonderful meals , friend and things to see and do that I’ve been getting up to.

You don’t have to travel to have amazing adventures. I was lucky to get to visit friends, work and see great entertainment interstate, but I also make the most of every day of living here in Melbourne.

Live your life like a traveller – wherever you are, explore, see new things, meet new people and smile every day!!

 NOTE: Since writing this I’ve done even more!!

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 7 days, 3 shows a night!
  • Sri Lanka for a wedding  – elephant orphanage and more

Girls Night is a MUST SEE at Melbourne International Comedy Festicval

Grab your girlfriends and get along to see Girls Night at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013! Bringing together some of the best Australian and International female comics, this is a night to celebrate all things female and funny.

This is the fourth consecutive year for the popular Girls Night show, which has built a loyal following in its Comedy Festival touring. “Female comedians have a wonderful energy and camaraderie off the stage; I wanted to bring that experience out for audiences to see. We all get to join in the fun!” said producer Cath Styles.

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2013/season/shows/girls-night

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2013/season/shows/girls-night

The Girls Night in Melbourne is looking forward to a stellar line-up with DeAnne Smith, Cath Styles, Abigoliah Schamaun, Lori Bell, Girls Uninterrupted, Geraldine Hickey, Anna Log, Linda Beatty, Sally Kimpton, Ethel Chop, Sophie Miller, Diana Nguyen, Juliet Meyers, Alice Fraser, Laura Davis, Karin Muiznieks, Laura Hughes, Yvonne Malik, Telia Neville, Lou Lou Pollard, and many more!

Girls Night has more female comics than any other show at the Festival and we’re proud to sing it for the sisters!  This year we’re doing something extra special and including 2 unique nights on the line-up – Same Love Night! Featuring DeAnne Smith, Lori Bell, Geraldine Hickey, Abigoliah Schamaun, and special guests Joel Creasey and Nath Valvo, these two nights are a thank you to the wonderful gay and lesbian following the show has, as well as a showcase of some of the finest comics the comedy festival has to offer.

From musical comedy, rising stars, award winners and international acts looking to find their audience in Melbourne, this show has something for everyone! The line-up changes every night so one could come to the show every day (we hope you do!) and experience a completely different show!

See GiggleTix.com for nightly line-up

 “Girls night offers some of the sharpest and best value comedy around.”  Gagging For It 

“Knows its audience, and delivers female skewed comedy with refreshing wit.” Herald Sun

LISTING INFORMATION

Venue:  Upstairs Lounge @ Hairy Little Sista, 230 Lt Collins St, Melbourne
Dates: March 28 –April 7
Tickets: Full $24, Concession $18, Group (6 or more), Bank SA, and FB $18
Times: 6.30pm
Bookings: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2013/season/shows/girls-night  and at the door.

 

Press Contact: Cath Styles, Laughing Girl Productions

PH: 03 54395990

M: 0439 359 545

Email: cathstyles42@gmail.com