Dark Comedy

Australia’s Top 5 Dark Comedians

Australia is home to some stellar dark comedians. Before we get into our top five however, let’s answer the question, “What is dark comedy?” As a somewhat controversial topic, it is often misunderstood. What is dark comedy? Mental health struggles, addiction, divorce, death, you name it. If’s clearly not reminding you of rainbows and unicorns, then it’s most likely ‘dark’. …

Lights, Camera, Comedy

Lights, Camera, Comedy: Why stand-up comedy could lead to a career in Hollywood

Stand-up comedy can be a stepping stone to a career in Hollywood. Many comedic actors have started out performing stand-up comedy before making it big on the silver screen – take for example Jim Carrey, Sarah Silverman, or even our own Eric Bana. In this post we look at how the world of stand-up comedy can open doors and pave …

069: Jeff Green – Building a comedy career, twice

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If there’s a single take away message from this interview, then it’s about embracing change. British born comedian, Jeff Green, was at the top of his game in the UK, performing as an equal with comedy greats, featuring on TV and radio, and even living next door to Ricky Gervais. His career, fame, comedy connections, and bank balance were bigger …

MICF Review – Alex Edelman – Just for Us

Edelman is one of the rising stars of stand-up, winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer (a difficult trick for an American), he’s supported Ricky Gervais, and has a special on Netflix. Just For Us confirms he’s only getting better and more confident with each year. A 29 year old from Boston, with a ‘real’ Jewish name that’s unpronounceable …