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Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 07:30 am
Fewer people are laughing as audiences dip at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival … Director Susan Provan said bookings were well down on last year …
Among other factors blamed for this warmenist comic collapse: variable weather. This is the funniest news since Ten’s Cool Aid blockbuster failed to bust a single block. Punchline:
The Age is a festival sponsor.
UPDATE. Bitch goddess Gaia deals out a further smiting to her followers:
Tens of thousands of city commuters face long delays getting home as wild weather wreaks havoc on Melbourne’s public transport system …
At the height of the storm, a Victoria Police spokeswoman said: “We are asking people who are in the city, who don’t need to be here, think about moving out.’‘
Low crowds tonight, then.
(Via Andrew R.)
UPDATE II. More Comedy Festival hilarity:
A magic trick went “horribly wrong’ at a weekend Melbourne Comedy Festival show, but audience members had to sign a confidentiality agreement to stop them revealing details …
An audience member, who wished to remain anonymous, told Confidential that “something went horribly wrong”.
She said all members of the audience had to sign a “secrecy agreement” before they left the venue preventing them from telling anyone what happened.
John Howard’s fascist Australia lives!