Melbourne comedy fest hits Hedland

Elliott TurnerNorth West Telegraph
Randy Feltface
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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow takes place at the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema this Friday for two hours of live laughs.

Hosted by Australian comedy veteran Kevin Kropineyeri, the show features performances by Nikki Britton, Patrick Collins and Randy Feltface.

Last year the show was cancelled due to COVID-19 but is now playing at 80 venues across the country.

Stand-up comedian and puppeteer Heath McIvor, know for his stage alter ego Randy Feltface, said he had performed with the MICFR for several years all around Australia.

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“The MICFR bounces all around the country. I’ve been to some great places all around the place, everywhere from Broken Hill to Mildura and now this WA leg,” he said.

McIvor said he enjoyed doing regional shows and this is his first time performing on the WA leg of the tour.

“It’s exciting to do Broome and Port Hedland and then we drop down to Karratha afterwards.”

The MICFR always features a different line-up every year.

“It’s one of those touring shows where the festival always gets a great line-up together and takes the best of the festival to all of the towns that are too far away to get to Melbourne.”

McIvor said he believed regional audiences differ to big city crowds and people are often more excited for the show.

“People are enthusiastic in smaller towns, they turn up ready to laugh. Sometimes in the city people kind of sit back and say ‘impress me’.”

The show is expected to start at 7.30pm on Friday at the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema.

Tickets are available online.

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