Interviews

Fringe Interview Quickies – Michael Shafar, Sam Taunton and Tim Hewitt from ‘3 Course Comedy’

Interview by: Freya Hall


We know what you want: interviews that are short, sweet, and to the point. In order to satisfy all of you insatiable Fringe fanatics we devised these interview quickie questions and shot them off to the smartest and brightest that Fringe has got to offer. Lap ’em up.

In this instalment we bring you: the boys from ‘3 Course Comedy‘, or more specifically: Michael Shafar, Sam Taunton and Tim Hewitt. After selling out shows all over Melbourne the guys have decided to give Perth a whirl. On behalf of our little city Rotunda extends our warm welcome to the troupe and our hope that they are blessed with many quokkas in their future.

Is this your first time at Fringe?

This is the first time for all three of us at Fringe World.

We’re all super excited about performing because we’ve heard from all of our friends and fellow comics that people in Perth flock to the festival and that they love to check out interstate comedians, so we’re hoping to have some good crowds at the shows.

What is your act all about?

The three of us are some of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming comics and we’re also very good mates.

Each of us will be performing a feature set of our best material. The three of us have very different styles as well. Sam is really relatable and tells brilliant stories. Michael does more observational and political humour. Tim comes from an acting background, so his on-stage act outs are brilliant.

It’s a great mix of different styles.

What acts do you want to see most at this year’s festival?

There are so many good acts on at the festival, so pointing out any is really difficult.

Some awesome Melbourne comics performing at Fringe World are Nick Capper, Ben Russell, Adam Knox and Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall. We’re really excited to see their shows.

What do you think of Perth? 

We know absolutely nothing about Perth. But, we have done some research and have discovered that you have quokkas and when you Google search ‘quokka’ they look absolutely adorable. So, we’re very excited to see quokkas. Is that a good answer? Probably not, but it is an honest one.

And finally, why should people come and see your show?  

We’re three mates who have been honing our comedy for a number of years now, so our audiences are going to see some great jokes and a lot of friendly (and sometimes unfriendly) banter. If you come along, you will laugh a lot.