more comedy festival…

more micro reviews…

Tim Key – The Slutcracker
wow… comedy vs art. well designed and written show although close to the edge of reason some times. Tim kept us all engaged in his comedy and seamlessly snapped from improv to scripted elements. Plenty of use of props which was nice to see. very worthwhile for a look. sold out most nights. only a couple of days to go.

Sarah Millican – Ordinary Woman

I first saw Sarah last year in “Not Nice”. Sarah entertained us well then and she did again in “Ordinary Woman”. Sarah is laugh out loud funny and has the ability to extract a laugh out of the most simple things in life. Sarah is excellent, get to her show. Upstairs in the Supper Room at the Town Hall, she is in a much bigger room than last year which will improve you chances of getting a ticket.

Arj Barker – Let Me Do the Talking

Someone else I know saw arj and thought he was a bit ordinary too… For my thoughts check out my other comedy festival review.

comedy festival so far…

micro reviews of the shows i’ve seen so far…

rod quantock – who we should eat first
saw rod at trades hall a melbourne comedy legend. his 24th festival this year. not a great show i must say. i don’t mind people having a moral undertone to their show but if you’re part of a comedy festival then your show should be mainly funny… too much of a rant.

sammy j – ricketts lane
once again sammy j shows us why he is so well loved in the comedy scene. he breaks the mould so beautifully. great show, great songs, the improv when one of the radio mic batteries went flat was the best though. well worth a look

tripod – tripod versus the dragon
good nerdy show. the highlight was elana lane. nice to see tripod doing a show with a plot line. get into it while its still on… and buy elana’s cd.

the pajama men – the last stand to reason
my fav so far. hilarious, laugh out loud funny. brilliant skills. fast paced. if anything a little strange, but in a good way.

arj barker – let me do the talking
i’m not sure if it was just me or maybe it was because being in a room with 1400 arj fans made it lose all the intimacy. a bit flat. a good, solid show but i would have preferred more pace. the show seemed to drag a bit. the woman next to me laughed for the duration though, so if you are an arj barker fan, check it out…

more to come

The Golden Terrace

No this is not a review of some straight-to-video Baldwin family ripoff of the Fonda classic.  It’s a review of one of my favourite restaurants – The Golden Terrace.  Possibly, one of the best turkish restaurants in Melbourne.  My family have been going there for years for significant family events, mainly birthdays. Continue reading

Vanilla Slice Quest – Birchip

So, Mrs Dave and I decided to get serious about this vanilla slice thing.  I did some research and found out that Sharps Bakery in Birchip won the Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph in 2009. Given that it was only 350kms from Melbourne we decided we should head up there and see what all of the vanilla slice fuss was about.  Mrs Dave was also keen to check out Stefano’s in Mildura, so we thought we could make an adventure of it.  We both booked a Monday off from work and I got on the web to organise accommodations. Continue reading