New comedy quiz show brings satire and media heavyweights to the stage at The Butterfly Club

Move over Murdoch, there’s a new media mogul pulling the strings.

Four news-savvy guests go head-to-head-to-head-to-head on Saturday the 7th of March at The Butterfly Club, testing their knowledge of the week’s news and current affairs in Melbourne’s newest comedy quiz show.

Featuring three comedians and one bona fide member of the media – every week is a Good News Week, so host Paul Culliver (The Inquiry, Bath Time) invites his newsy Insiders to Mock the Week in Real Time by throwing stones in the Glasshouse. After a brief Q&A they decide to Meet The Press which only makes Paul Mad As Hell and prompts him to ask them all “Have You Been Paying Attention?” They Project their own frustrations and threaten a War on Everything before Paul sounds The Bugle of surrender.

From the makers of Alan Smithee’s Screen Test, That Sexy Show and Geek Out comes Melbourne’s newest, newsiest quiz show!

More on the host:

Paul Culliver is no stranger to the intersection of news, media and comedy. He hosted C31’s Antenna-award winning satirical news show The Inquiry , he is debuting his solo stand-up comedy show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year, and in a previous life produced radio for Jon Faine, Steve Price and Andrew Bolt.

More on the first show’s guests:

Gerard McCulloch is a Barry nominee and Edinburgh sell-out who now sells out behind the scenes writing for TV shows like The Project, Dirty Laundry Live, and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. In his spare time he writes Family Feud questions, but none of his have made the news yet.

Demi Lardner won the RAW Comedy Competition in 2013 and tied for first place in the national final of So You Think You’re Funny?  in Edinburgh.

Sonia Di Iorio is a Melbourne-based stand-up and sketch performer who has performed on SBS’ Stand Up @ Bella Union and C31’s Live on Bowen.

Courtney Carthy is the Editor of the online comment site The Curio and a producer at 774 ABC Melbourne.


Show Details

Dates: Saturday the 7th of March

Time: 10.30pm

Cost: $20/15 (full / concession)

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne 3000

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