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Issue 1706

Welcome to our Melbourne International Comedy Festival special! In April, the Comedy Festival takes over the city and this magazine with some of the world’s best comedians across a huge range of performative styles. 

Our cover star is perennial festival favourite Danny Bhoy, who takes us through the highs and lows of his incredible career. He’s just one of three British comedy stars in this issue, we also speak with Daniel Sloss and Jordan Gray. We have a massive guide to some of the Comedy Festival’s top picks and unmissable special events. Plus, this packed issue also features interviews with the hilarious likes of Lara Ricote, Scout Boxall, Blake Freeman, John Hastings, Alex Hines, Sean Diao and the crews from upcoming stage shows Faulty Towers and Confetti and Chaos. 

We take pause to peruse the captivating Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition Break The Binaries, before previewing upcoming theatrical performances Alterial from Na Djinang Circus, and Small Metal Objects from Back to Back Theatre. It wouldn’t be Beat without rocking bands though. We check out Live at the Bowl’s April lineup and chat with the (also hilarious) Private Function, Seattle grunge godfathers Mudhoney, and local favourites Mother Culture, plus save space for the usual album reviews, venue spotlights and Gig Guide.