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5 excellent comedy performances for the price of 1
Can't decide who to go and see in the final week of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival? "Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night" will not disappoint. With 4 individual performers in each show, plus the fabulous Ms. McGregor herself, it is an excellent way to check out some of the great acts the comedy festival has on offer whilst being kind to your hip pocket.
Set in the Famous Spiegeltent at Federation Square, "Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night" (now in its eighth year) showcases outstanding performances from the world's leading comedians hand-picked by Ms. McGregor herself. Each night has a different line up so no matter which show you choose to attend, you are sure to be in for a treat.
The Famous Spiegeltent
The show I attended included performances from Joe Lycett, Dave Callan, Celia Pacquola & Asher Treleaven; all unbelievably hilarious. I am still recovering from Asher's incredible and side-splitting diabolo performance where he manages to make the act of diabolo juggling sexy. Yes, you read that correctly.
Dave Callan performing at Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night
The real highlight of course is Ms. McGregor who is absolutely dazzling in her performances and really makes this a variety show with a difference. Backed by a 3-piece band, the once award winning principal Soprano with Opera Australia makes this event a true night to remember with her exquisite cabaret performances and exciting renditions of popular songs (just not in the way you would expect to hear them).
Ali McGregor performing her show over the weekend (picture credit - Damien Vincenzi)