Wednesday, 5 November 2014

MICF Roadshow India and Raw Comedy 2014

Teamwork Arts and Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF)PresentsMICF Roadshow India and Raw Comedy 2014

The All-Star Roadshow line-up, brings big laughs to India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi)
from7th- 22nd November 2014

Mumbai, November 4, 2014:Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), the 3rd largest comedy festival in the world brings big laughs to India this November. The Festival has been brought to India by Teamwork Arts.
The comedy talent hunt, RAW Comedy India Season 3 which will be held in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi from  7th- 22nd November 2014will scout the best stand up comedians fromthese cities and will be hosted by Raghav Mandava.
The winner of MICF Raw comedy gets a chance to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia on an all-expense paid trip in April 2015.
In addition to Raw Comedy, this year Teamwork Arts brings to India, the best of international comedy via the best talent from the Australian comedy festival in the form of “MICF Roadshow”. Top international comedians, namely -Ronny Chieng, Kate Mclennan, Elbow Skin, Nish Kumar and David Williams will perform at the MICF Roadshow in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkatta and will also judge MICF Raw comedy. They will also hold workshops prior to the heats/competition for the Raw Comedy participants.
The finalists for the recently concluded Raw Comedy 2 in February 2014 for each of the 4 cities will be performing along the cast of the MICF Roadshow in each city.  The winner of the last season – Rohan Desai will perform with the International comics across four cities.
Mumbai Festival dates:
Raw Comedy: 7thNovember 2014 at Cafe Nemo, Worli, Mumbai.
2 finalists from Raw Comedy 2 -AkshayShinde&Abish Mathew will be performing with the cast of the MICF Roadshow in Mumbai.
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Bio’s: MICF Roadshow India 2014 Line- up
One of Australia’s fastest rising stars, Ronny had record breaking sold-out seasons in 2013 and 2014  at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. He’s wowed crowds in London and Edinburgh and scored an invitation to the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. 
One of Australia’s funniest ladies with several award-winning comedy live shows, Kate visited India in February 2014 to lead Raw Comedy workshops and can’t wait to return. Kate is a regular on International TV channels with acts that propel growth to their television ratings and an increase to her list of awards.

One of the most in demand musical headline acts in the country, Melbourne musical comedy duo ElbowSkin has been entertaining crowds around Australia & the world since 2003. For their debut visit to India they have been busy writing hilarious cricket-focused songs to add to their repertoire! 

The Guardian called the UK’s Nish Kumar “A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up”. Fresh from sell-out seasons at London’s Soho Theatre and The Edinburgh Fringe, as well as a critically acclaimed Australian debut at the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Nish is one of our favorite English comics.

David Williams is the James Bond of comedy. Sharp, witty and charismatic – he is one of Australia’s most sought-after headline artists.  Dave is on the road constantly. A regular at all major comedy festivals, he tours Australia as well as the UK and USA to the consistent warm approval of his fans.

A college drop out by choice,Rohan is a film and animation enthusiast.His comic talent was discovered in Raw Comedy India Season 2.The platform opened up new avenues for Rohan who has performed not just in India but has wooed audiences globally.According to Rohan,comedy is yet another way of telling a story and he can't wait to unveil yet another chapter in his comic journey return from where he started.

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Presented by Teamwork Arts
A highly versatile entertainment company, Teamwork Arts has roots in traditional andcontemporary performing arts, social action, and the corporate world. For over 24 years,Teamwork has presented the fnest of Indian performers, artists and writers to the worldand India.Every year, we produce over 21 performing, visual arts and literary festivals in 11 countries,including Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Singapore,South Africa, Spain, UK and USA.Our expertise lies in the area of curation, production and development of contemporary performing and visual arts, and literary festivals across the world; helping produceentertainment including television, film - documentary and feature, and in nurturing newtalent across Art forms.
 Teamwork produces amongst the world’s largest literary gatherings the annual JaipurLiterature Festivalandthe Hay Festival in Kerala. We also produce the national theaterawards - the annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival, KahaniFestival &the Ishara International Puppet Festival in New Delhi.
 Our colourful extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story - A Musical, continues to tour the worldand has had sold out shows in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain andSwitzerland. The India Africa Forum Summit - Delhi 2008 featured A Tribute to Africashowcasing over 250 artists from India andAfrica in a musical Extravaganza conceived andproduced by us.Our international festivals in India have included the bi-annual Bonjour India, festival ofFrance with more than 200 events across 18 cities in India and featuring over 250 artists,designers, researchers and entrepreneurs, and OZ fest a festival of Australia in India.Indian Summer in Canada and Eye on India in Chicago, both annual performing and visualarts festivals, are into their 3rd edition and we have recently launched India by the Nile inEgypt in April 2013. Kala Utsavam in Singapore celebrates its 11the edition and SharedHistory in South Africa is in its 8th year.
 Teamwork has launched new festivals over the year including the just concluded GoingSolo - An International Solo Theater Festival & the upcoming Mehrauli Gateway Festival.
The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery. To showcase thiswork to diverse audiences requires a deep understanding of our arts, an acute sense ofrelevance in programming, and an unflinching attention to organisational detail.Above all, we at Teamwork believe in respect and love for the artist.
Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director Teamwork Arts said“At Teamwork arts our endeavor is to bring the best of performing arts from across the globe to India. MICF Roadshows will tour across 4 cities for the first time in India and Raw Comedy gives an opportunity to Indian comedians to showcase their talents internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Teamwork Arts aims to bring the best international comedy to India as laughter is supposedly the best medicine.”

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