Melbourne in 30 Seconds

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Max and Ivan: Taking the Piss (BBC Three sketch)

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Max and Ivan: Taking the Piss (BBC Three sketch) Max and Ivan: Taking the Piss (BBC Three sketch)


Over the course of a surreal, extraordinary and wonderful evening, The Wrestling descended upon Melbourne Town Hall. Tommy Little, Sam Simmons, Tegan Higginbotham and David Quirk all stepped into the ring. Luke McGregor and Greg Fleet debuted as managers. Des Bishop and Matt Okine commentated on proceedings, aided by suave MC Lawrence Mooney. Mel Buttle interviewed everyone. Jason Byrne and Ronny Chieng led the teams of good and evil, respectively. And Hamish Blake showed up unannounced, stepped into the ring and did some refereeing. Ridiculous.

Enormous, undying thanks to everyone involved in the performing and organisation of the show, MICF for taking the plunge and bringing it over, and the heroic Pleasance and Ditto Productions across the water.

Words, as ever, don’t quite capture the sheer overblown lunacy of the night, so here are some pictures courtesy of Jim Lee and Stano Murin. It went a bit like this:

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Melbourne Gala

Here’s our Melbourne International Comedy Gala set, just in time for the opening night of our Australian run! (It’s like they’ve thought this through.)


We’ve been in Melbourne for a mighty 72 hours, we’ve slightly adjusted to the time-zone (thanks to the 43 flat whites) and last night we performed in front of three thousand people at Australia’s largest seated venue for the awesome Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala.


Oxfam Gala


Sexy photo thanks to the brilliant Stano Murin.


Wrestling Melbourne!

People of earth. Today is a momentous day. Not because it’s Ivan’s birthday (he has one of those, like, nearly every year) but because, in a feat of extraordinary logistical and insurance-defying daring, it has been confirmed that THE WRESTLING will be coming to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for one night only. Amazingly, this isn’t some sort of diseased fever-dream, this is an actual thing. Melbourne Town Hall. April 14th. World-class comedians. Australia’s finest wrestlers. More – much more – to follow. In the meantime…



Who says blood sacrifices to the mysterious gods of television don’t work – we’re double-acting our way onto BBC 2!

The show in question is W1A, a follow-up to the brilliant Twenty Twelve, set deep within the world of the BBC.

Who knows what we’re allowed to mention – quite possibly we’ve already said too much, in which case we’ll be promptly bundled into the back of a van by men in balaclavas and driven to Salford for re-processing – but the cast is magnificent (see below) and we’re well excited.



The Reunion RETURNS

We’re off to the wonderful Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March, and seeing as we have forgotten our lines, we figured we should preview the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINATED SHOW (subtle, hey?), The Reunion.

So if you live in (or are willing to travel to) LONDON, BELFAST, LEICESTER or EGHAM – then you’re in for a treat:

The Vault Festival

When – February 20, 2014 / 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where – The Vaults, Waterloo, London

What – We’re heading underground to perform The Reunion in London once again!

Leicester Comedy Festival

When – February 22, 2014 / 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Where – Firebug, 1 Millstone Lane, Leicester

What – The Reunion comes to LEICESTER! We love the Leicester Comedy Festival, unless it snows LOADS and we almost crash on the motorway (which happened a couple of years ago…)

Royal Holloway University

When – February 25, 2014 / 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where – Royal Holloway University Of London, TW20

What – We’re reuniting at our alma mater! And the gig is FREE (if you’re a current student at Royal Holloway)

The MAC, Belfast

When – March 1, 2014 / 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where – The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ

What – We’re super excited to be returning to Belfast! (And this time with a finished show…) Come along and let’s all go drinking afterwards, like last time.

Mel-bourne again!

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Praise be to the benevolent aliens who control the lifelike computer simulation we know as ‘reality’ – we’re going back to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

We’ll be performing The Reunion (a show we started writing, fact fans, whilst in Melbourne last year) from March 27th through to April 20th, and we’re stupidly excited.

There’s a whole load of awesomely talented UK acts heading out as well – including Doc Brown, Sara Pascoe, Milton Jones, Late Night Gimp Fight and the inimitable Paul Foot – so if you’re in Melbourne next year, come and see us/them/everyone else who’s performing!

Will Ivan once again succeed in filming his ‘one-second-every-day’ video diary? Will Max once again get accosted by a militant street preacher? Will both men once again OD severely on incredibly strong flat whites within 24 hours of arriving in Melbourne? STAY TUNED.
PS. Tickets go onsale on Friday.

Thanks, Reece!

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Soho is a Go Go!

Last night saw the first performance of The Reunion to a LOVELY sold out crowd in the Soho Theatre, and today Time Out has published this article we wrote to guide you through what your school reunion would probably be like (if you actually went):

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Much more fun than attending your own reunion is coming to ours - SO SEE THE REUNION AT THE SHOHO THETRE!