The Living Room

After winning the Melbourne Fringe 2019, The Living Room returns the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The American female clown duo created a “Comedy of Grief,” which took critics and audiences by storm at the Hollywood, Edinburgh and Melbourne Fringes. Devised without a director or writer, these two women are paving the way for comedy and poignancy to merge in the most exquisite way–bringing heart and soul back to comedy.

They address the big feels with a touch that’s deft and gentle, even when it’s delivered with exaggerated physical comedy, Punjabi nursery rhymes and vodka.  ★★★★ – Time Out Melbourne

Confined to The Living Room, these two Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll. The occupational hazards wear on the clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death. What ensues is an absurd and physical jaunt brimming with audience interaction, existential phone calls, impaired dancing and the love of a goldfish.

Developed at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Los Angeles, this show rides the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Employing physical comedy and absurdist theatre techniques, this show leaves the audience laughing and crying and thrust out into the night to ponder it all. Amrita Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati are students of Cirque du Soleil’s John Gilkey, Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri, The School for Theatre Creators with Paola Coletto, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings and both teach for The Idiot Workshop in Los Angeles. Together they devised a clown show inspired by their loss of loved ones.


Season Details

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Melb Town Hall – Lunch Room, 100 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria
Previews March 26 & 27 at 8:30pm
Runs March 28 – April 19 at 8:30pm, (Sundays 7:30pm)
No Monday Shows

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

Peter J Snee

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