The Umbilical Brothers' KiDShoW Set for MICF: , 27 March - 13 April
The Umbilical Brothers return to Melbourne with their brand-new, adults-only children's variety show The Umbilical Brothers: KiDShoW (Not Suitable for Children). Part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from Thursday 27 March - Sunday 13 April at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Theatre, KiDShoW (Not Suitable for Children) flips the children's television format on its head with an unhealthy dose of violence, sexual references, drug taking and very frequent coarse language.
Inspired by their time creating an actual children's TV series, KiDShow (Not Suitable for Children) brings to the stage all the sketches, gags and ideas that were not suitable for actual children. Satirising children's entertainers and TV shows with their trademark comedy and slapstick, KiDShow (Not Suitable for Children) will see fictional TV hosts Dane (David Collins) and Shavid (Shane Dundas) at their all-singing, all-dancing best with some essential storytelling and audience participation.
Performing together for over 25 years, Shane Dundas and David Collins have toured the globe as the iconic Australian comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers. With four different shows in their repertoire, the pair most recently toured Europe where they performed for Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2006, The Umbilical Brothers created the acclaimed and Logie Award-winning TV show The Upside Down Show, which was developed with Sesame Workshop, the organisation behind the long-running children's TV show Sesame Street.
Check out this video by The Umbies introducing their 2014 MICF show: http://bit.ly/1hhp6pr