Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New Adventure! - The Rule of Three

Here's something that is happening this Saturday and going right up until the end of the year. This fills me with joy and laughter and a smidgen of terror (which is how it should be).  Here's the official blurb...

Exploding Cigar Productions and The Butterfly Club presents

The Butterfly Club
Season dates: 10.30pm, Second Saturday of the month (12 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 15 November, 13 December 2014) 
Opening night: 10.30pm Saturday 12 July.

Stars of stage and screen, the funniest improvisers and Melbourne’s best sketch comedians come out to play in this late night, lucky dip.

Improv veteran Lliam Amor (Impro Melbourne, The Micallef Program) wanted a regular room that catered to Melbourne’s burgeoning alternative improv and sketch scene, so he has started one. Taking his cue from the explosion of these groups during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lliam teamed up with Jason Geary (the iselect guy, Sketch-aggeddon) and Karl McConnell (SPARK Leadership, Calamity Wayne) and created The Rule of Three.  

“I noticed there was a plethora of great stand-up rooms but nothing really for the brilliant sketch and improv acts amongst us… I have my roots in the old Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant and I wanted a return to the “anything goes” comedy community I had seen in the ‘80s and ‘90s.” said Lliam Amor. After much venue and soul searching they engaged the magnificent Butterfly Club – right in the heart of the city – for a monthly, late night experience.

The show features talented, experienced (and exceptionally funny) improvisers and performers doing some of the best comedy you'll see anywhere. The schedule is loaded with variety, ranging from character comedy, improvisation, musical scenes, duos and scripted sketch.

Some of the performers you are likely to see include: The Wizard Sandwiches, Lee Naimo (The Axis of Awesome),  Rama Nicholas (After Ever After), Adam McKenzie & Tegan Higginbotham (Watson), Ross Daniels (Graham Clone), Amanda Buckley (Impromptunes), Nicolette Minster (Girls Uninterrupted), Russell Fletcher, Geoff Paine & Genevieve Morris (Spontaneous Broadway), Damian Callinan (Out of Print Book Club), Benjamin Russell, Jimmy James Eaton, Liam Ryan, Charlie Sturgeon, Mark Gambino & Sophie Kneebone (The Big Hoo Haa), Gillian Cosgriff (This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things), Ben McKenzie (Dungeon Crawl), Anna Renzenbrink,  Jamie Robertson (Impro Melbourne), Aurora Sheehan (Cabaret Queen), Helen Yotis (Eurobeat), Vic Healy (We Comedy), Jack Tandy & George Gayler (Gameshow, Gameshow), Karin Muiznieks, Xavier Michelides and more.

Directed and performed by Lliam Amor, Jason Geary & Karl McConnell
Ticket price: $10
The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne Vic 3000