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The Five Foot Fingers at Fed Square

Fun this way...

Street performances (one's where the performers actually get paid to perform) are now well and truly alive at Federation Square as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as part of the Big Laugh Out at Fed Square.

Turned up to yesterday's performance, although slightly funny in parts (performer had a hotel theme) it wasn't incredibly funny unlike the performance from Five Foot Fingers today, as at the time of writing this. The Friday performance included a group of primary school children in the audience; yet I left half way through the show (within half an hour, and also because it was too nice a day weather wise here in Melbourne) however the group of five men from France (Five Foot Fingers) saved the day with some great aerial acts and funny performances. A great audience turn out, and no one was hardly bored. Lots of laughter, claps and ooh's around Fed Square at around lunchtime on a fairly glorious Saturday for a Melbourne autumn was enjoyed by Melbourne.

The Five Foot Fingers performed acts that required lots of skills such as flipping an object and ensuring that object lands on your head the first time to real circus like acts. I stayed for the whole hour.

A great combination of applause and laughter on the steps of Fed Square

This is free, quality theatre that makes you want to keep coming back for more theatre for a little while at the Fed Square Pitch. The main free shows go for two hours on the weekends at the main stage, and other main comedy acts include Becky Hoops (Cananda), Funny Bones (Japan/UK), and another French act called Cirque En Deroute.

If you have missed the Five Foot Fingers (where one of the five men - the one in the ginger hair actually looks like a girl) then all is not lost as they will be performing at The Fed Square every day until Easter finishes.

Some of the best things in life do come for free...

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Why? Free laughs, take them while you can
When: Daily from 11:30am
Where: Federation Square
Cost: Free
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