Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    30 Mar – 23 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Tower

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 16+

  • WARNING /

    Contains occasional coarse language, drug references 

Josh Earl's Festival
feat. Josh Earl & Daniel Tobias

30 March – 23 April 2017

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    30 Mar – 23 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Tower

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 16+

  • WARNING /

    Contains occasional coarse language, drug references 

The Josh Earl Festival has everything you love about music festivals with the added bonus of not having to sleep in a tent. Long lines? Check. Overpriced drinks? Check. Vegetarian options that look like they’ve already been digested? Check. Plus music, bands and sniffer dogs at your entrance. Former Fringe World Best Comedy winner Josh Earl (Spicks and Specks, Women’s Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book) has teamed up with Daniel Tobias (Die Roten Punkte) for his biggest show yet, an entire music festival crammed into one hour.

Join Josh as he embarks on a journey of a thousand frustrations, navigating a festival crowd of flag capes, drum circles and muscle bros as he tries to find his friends who are '20 metres left of the sound desk' with only 15% battery life left.

Plus a line-up of bands including Hot New Band Playing First Up On The Main Stage Before The Gates Are Opened, a 90's reunion band who refuse to play their biggest hit until the end, plus a DJ sweating under a helmet as he presses play on his MacBook Pro (all hilariously performed by Daniel Tobias)

Josh Earl is one of the funniest comedians in Australia with a CV most performers would dream of. An award winning live performer (Fringeworld Best Comedy) plus years of experience in TV (Spicks and Specks, MICF Allstars Gala), radio (3RRRFM Breakfasters) and print (Sunday Tasmanian, Frankie) Josh also has numerous Melbourne International Comedy Festival Seasons to his name having performed 13 different festival shows in the last 12 years. His most popular offerings have been Josh Earl is a Librarian and Josh Earl vs The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book, a show so popular the Women’s Weekly republished the book off the back of it. In 2014 he was chosen as the replacement host for Spicks and Specks and while it may not have turned out the way he wanted it gave him ample material for his live shows which keep going from strength to strength with sell-out crowds and glowing reviews

Daniel Tobias is one half of the self-appointed best band in the world Die Roten Punkte as well as being an accomplished actor and writer having performed in festivals all over the world. As Otto in DRP he has been described as a 'lipstick smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between the B-52’s, Kraftwerk and early Ramones.' In 2015 Tobias went solo in his award winning theatre show The Orchid and the Crow at the Malthouse Theatre, which went on to tour five cities in Canada and had a season at the Edinburgh Fringe.

★ ★ ★ ★
Terrific stories condensed into comic pop songs, Earl delivered life lessons aplenty at a pace of delivery that gave his audience much to admire.

– The West Australian

★ ★ ★ ★
Cheekily honest and truly hilarious. Comedy Gold

– Herald Sun

PERFORMED BY / Josh Earl, Daniel Tobias

 Tickets

STANDARD
Friday & Saturday / $28
Sunday – Wednesday / $25

DISCOUNTED TICKETS
Concession / $22
Tightarse Tuesday / $22
Preview / $22
Group (6+) / $22

Production partners and supporters

Presented in the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.