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Winter Festival’s MidWinter Carnival/Comedy Night

Not minding that it hasn't snowed in Melbourne since 1951, this inflatable igloo allowed friends and foes to exchange icy blows.
Not minding that it hasn’t snowed in Melbourne since 1951, this inflatable igloo allowed friends and foes to exchange icy blows.

Festival Night:

Thankfully, only the film was Frozen in the purpose-built and well-heated Chalet.
Thankfully, only the film was Frozen in the purpose-built and well-heated Chalet.

A merry night of hot food, snowmen, and movies about snowmen. The MidWinter Carnival was a roaring success, with hundreds of people showing up to try some of the amazing food from the wide variety of speciality stalls. The main event was, of course, the 6pm screening of Frozen, bringing children and slightly drunk students alike to the amazing Chalet cinema. Anna and Elsa also showed up for photos, while throughout the night there was also some ice sculpting and a snowball fight in the inflatable igloo next door. The night wrapped up with a 9pm screening of the Coen classic Fargo, drawing the older and colder crowd.

 

Comedy Night:

It was a packed Chalet for Thursday’s comedy night, and if we were cold outside, the stellar talent warmed us up quickly. Our MC was Nova’s Tommy Little, who was lost for words when the two audience members he asked the majors of answered “genetic engineering” and “neurotechnology.” Following him was local talent Naomi Higgins, whom Tommy Little introduced as being “So good, I’m embarrassed to be stealing the spotlight from her.” With rapid-fire jabs at sexist internet idiots, she slayed with a verbatim reading of the “Nice Guys” Facebook group. Following her was fellow student David Rose, who didn’t let anyone get a breath in with his commentary on the tokenism of “Sorry Day.” Finally, the headliner Nazeem Hussain destroyed us with his tales of being treated to dinner… by AISO.

About Timothy Newport

My name’s Tim! and I’m in charge of funny business around here. I may be just a small time Arts/Science student, but I know a thing or two about making you laugh. Expect satire, comedy, in-jokes and references galore! When I’m not studying rocks or chasing up stories, I’m blogging, writing, and drawing comics, all in the vain hope that one day, someone might steal my stuff and put it on Upworthy. One day…

Timothy Newport

The author Timothy Newport

My name’s Tim! and I’m in charge of funny business around here. I may be just a small time Arts/Science student, but I know a thing or two about making you laugh. Expect satire, comedy, in-jokes and references galore! When I’m not studying rocks or chasing up stories, I’m blogging, writing, and drawing comics, all in the vain hope that one day, someone might steal my stuff and put it on Upworthy. One day…

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