It is time for the annual 'Roadshow', where a cast of travelling comedians hits the road to bring the hilarity of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to crowds all across Australia.
Now in its 15th year, ‘The Roadshow’ will combine a cast of local names, newcomers and overseas guests to spread their comedy chaos with far-flung audiences. One of the featured comedians this year is Tommy Little and he sheds some light on what really goes on when they're on the road.
Describe the show in 5 words?
Comedy comedy comedy comedy drinking.
What does your involvement look like?
That’s a very personal question, you show me your involvement first and then we can discuss mine.
Why this style of show?
Because we’re stand-up comedians so we thought a stand-up comedy show would really play to our strengths. We contemplated doing a Crusty Demons-style motorbike show but none of us can ride so we decided to just stick to comedy.
Do you have any weird/ awkward/ embarrassing stories from on stage?
If this interview was happening on a stage this would officially be the most awkward moment in my comedy career.
What do you admire most about your fellow comedians on the MICFR?
The fact that they can put up with spending day after day with me trapped in a minivan, that’s pretty impressive.
Who is the funniest out of all of you and why?
Cal Wilson because I think she is the most likely to read this article, love you Cal.
Anything else readers should know?
That they should come and see the show, we’ve got the best homegrown and international comedy stars coming to your town. It’s the only chance this year you’ll have to see live comedy this good so come out and support it. I hope to see you there for a beer and a chuckle.
See a fine selection of comedians at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow May 15-18 at the Brisbane Powerhouse.