Big laughs for small fry
Attack of the Plastic Time Monsters
Cam Venn and Paul Bourke might have hit upon kids’ comedy gold: clowns, puppets, time travel and a fast-paced story about monsters. And it all comes with an important message about saving our oceans from plastic. La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton 3053. 03 9245 3788. www.comedyfestival.com.au. 11am. $20-$30. Apr 3-7.
The Candy Topps: The Candy Totts
Stella, Fifi and Kitty are bringing their tight harmonies – but not their bawdy humour – to an all-ages show blending jazz standards and kids’ favourites. Melbourne Town Hall, Powder Room, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9245 3788. www.comedyfestival.com.au. 11.15am. $10-$20. Apr 4-6.
Arrr We There Yet?!
Head First Acrobats will be combining aweinspiring circus techniques with slapstick humour in this pirate-themed show for pint-sized landlubbers and sea dogs alike. From walking the plank to steering the ship through a storm, the acrobats will bring the high-stakes world of old-school piracy to life. The Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004. 03 9245 3788. www. comedyfestival.com.au. Tue-sat 3.15pm; Sun 11am; Apr 21-22 2pm. $20-$25. Mar 31-Apr 15 & Apr 21-22.
Nikki Britton: Grandma Is Not Growing Up
Nikki Britton’s Grandma is a wild child ready for adventure. After delighting audiences at the Adelaide Fringe, Britton’s bringing her persnickety pensioner to MICF. Melbourne Town Hall, Powder Room, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9245 3788. www.comedyfestival.com.au. Tue-sun 2pm. $15-$20. Mar 31-Apr 15.
The Junior Mighty Little Puppet Show
The show is choose-your-own-adventure style, with kids able to decide how the story turns out. Audience members can even create their own puppets and watch puppeteers the Ritas bring them to life. Melbourne Town Hall, Powder Room, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9245 3788. www.comedyfestival.com.au. Tue-sun 12.30pm. $18-$24. Mar 31-Apr 15.
Are We There Yet?!