Posted by Emma Rothfield
16. Jul, 2015
|July 18, 2015|
|10:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
One of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming stand-up comedians just might be the only law student doing their best to avoid actually becoming a lawyer. Michael Shafar, the man responsible for the production known as 3 Course Comedy, will be performing alongside fellow comics Sam Taunton and Tim Hewitt at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne’s CBD later this week. Coming off the back of a successful stint of sold-out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this three-man show is guaranteed to be a stellar showcase of three of Melbourne’s finest rising stars in the wonderful world of comedy.
Shafar, who considers comedy greats Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David as his ultimate idols, met Taunton and Hewitt through the comedy circuit and they have since performed a number of gigs together. “We all have three very different styles,” says Shafar. “So it’s a good mixture for a three person show”. It’s a great opportunity to see three of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming comics, with three distinctive styles, in what Shafar hopes to be the early days of long, successful careers.
The show is best described as a 3-course meal set to fill your bellies with a hearty laugh as opposed to a hearty meal. For just $20 a ticket, you’ll receive three of the finest delicacies in Melbourne – entrée, main and dessert. The show is promoted as a “degustation” of sorts and first up on the menu is the cool, calm and collected Sam Taunton. This confident comic whets the appetite with his effortless, colloquial style and leaves you just a little bit peckish. It’s kind of like when you think you only need one chip and five minutes later you’ve eaten the entire bag and two loaves of bread. That’s where Shafar comes in. The show’s resident storyteller, Shafer delivers a flavoursome main dish that takes you all around the world and back with his hilarious travel anecdotes that make you feel as if you jetted around the world with him. By this point, you’re full. You’ve unbuttoned your jeans and you’re pretty much satisfied. Or so you think. It’s at this point that dessert comes past and, well, it’d be rude not to. Your final dish, Tim Hewitt, is the perfect way to sign off on a delectable night of humour. With the ability to sell-out an entire season at the Brisbane Fringe; Hewitt leaves you bursting at the seams with a fluid style that ends the night on a perfectly sweet note.
Okay, so it’s important to note that you should probably eat beforehand because no food is actually provided. What you will be given, however, is an impressive performance from three young comics all with promising careers in the comedy industry. Grab your friends, grab a ticket and get down to The Butterfly Club this Saturday the 18th of July at 10pm for a good old laugh.
Written by Emma Rothfield
3 Course Comedy
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Saturday July 18, 10pm-11pm
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