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Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Steve Hughes

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Comedian Steve Hughes has been to hell and back and he’s going to tell you all about it. But what’s this got to do with HEAVY? Hughes was best known as drummer in an Australian black metal band called Nazxul. They released two albums, Totem (1996) and Iconoclast (2009)

After 20 years touring in over 35 countries, Hughes is back in Melbourne for 6 shows only with a brand new hour, Nervous Breakthrough. And he’ll be doing it the only way he knows how; confronting, thought-provoking and always hilarious (although this time it’s personal).

Hughes has spent two years spent recovering from a nervous breakdown, a broken heart, a car crash, a stint in rehab and a particularly bad reaction to tofu. He’s lucky to be alive, let alone funny. But when your life turns to Hell there’s got to be a few laughs in there somewhere.

Beginning his performance career in the 80s as a drummer in Australian thrash metal bands, Hughes relocated to Europe in 2002 and spent 15 years performing and touring the world. His international TV credits included UK TV spots on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live at The Apollo, as well as Ch 4’s Stand Up For The Week.

Following his return to Australia several years ago, Hughes became the must-see act at festivals around the country, selling out seasons and becoming a regular on Network Ten’s annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

And then it happened.

But there’s no dulling of the senses of this seasoned, caustic, anti-establishment performer. Don’t miss his triumphant return.

Venue: Forum – Downstairs, Cnr Flinders & Russell Sts, Melbourne
Dates: Tue 5 April – Sun 10 April
Time: Tue-Sat 9:45pm, Sun 8:45pm
Tickets: $40 Fri & Sat, $35 Thu/Sun, $30 Tue/Wed
Bookings: or 1300 660 013


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