Just a quick reminder to all of you in Melbourne that I’ll be appearing at two free events at the Melbourne International Film Festival tomorrow!
From 5:30pm to 6:15pm, myself and The Bazura Project’s Shannon Marinko will be hosting A Nervous Kind of Laughter, talking about the great edgy American comedies of the 1970s: films by Woody Allen, Hal Ashby, Mike Nichols and more. Appearing on the panel with us will be Adam Zwar (Wilfred, Lowdown), Judith Lucy (The Late Show, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey) and MIFF special guest Bobcat Goldthwaite, director of Shakes the Clown, Windy City Heat, Sleeping Dogs Lie, World’s Greatest Dad and God Bless America.
Come down to the Festival Lounge at the Forum Theatre and listen to us wax lyrical about one of the greatest periods of cinematic comedy.
Then you’ve got forty-five minutes to get something to eat and then come back for the MIFF Comedy Night. From 7pm, I’ll be MCing a night of film-themed stand-up comedy featuring Danny McGinlay, Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, Matt Kenneally, Geraldine Quinn, Harley Breen and Bobcat Goldthwaite.
This is the sort of night that’s perfect for everyone. If you’re a MIFF addict, you probably need a night off from the screen-staring. But if the sessions have proven too pricey for you, then hey, these are free. Sorted!
Wednesday 15 August 2012 at the Forum Theatre, 154 Flinders Street.
5:30pm: A Nervous Kind of Laughter
7pm: MIFF Comedy Night