If there’s a more wholesome man in comedy, I simply don’t believe you. Adam Hills is a veteran of Australian stand-up and panel show royalty.

Ben Kochan is moonlighting from his job as a tennis coach to perform at the MICF 2021. He comes across as a very sweet, slightly nerdy kinda guy whose shtick is a suitcase full of props and some rather good musical jingles.

Who knows if their stories are fact or phony? they work them so well together, I am laughing too much to care.

In lesser hands this could easily bomb, but the heady topical mix, the well-timed delivery and the weaved-in references to his personal life make Ballard worth seeing, regardless of one's political and sexual orientations.

This absurdist comedy duo take you on a non-linear run from the mob to Italy and back in order to save themselves from digging their own graves.

It's all fairly casual, comfortably rambling, forming an easy hour of musings as the affable Hoo peppers her routine with a whole lot of different seasonings and nuggets. 

Valvo entertains the crowd with well crafted jokes about life, love and champagne.

If you like your comedy on the darker, self depleting side then this gig should be on your comfest itinerary.

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