Published on March 6th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Microsoft Orifice stand-up show about anti-work comes to Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2024

Anti-work-culture comedy show Microsoft Orifice comes to MICF with a mission to end workplace monotony and internet obsession.

Performed by Sydney’s most terminally-online gay comedian John Glover, Microsoft Orifice is a blend of personal, reflective stand-up about becoming an adult in the age of Windows, mixed with a nostalgic PowerPoint presentation that is not approved by HR.

Perfect for millennial corporates looking to blow off steam after their work day, this show attacks the role of computers in creating our fake work-selves and our fake real-selves.

John Glover is a Sydney-based comedian and improv comic, seen in Osher Günsberg’s news satire show NTNNNNN across Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, from his successful debut run at MICF 2023 in John Glover Must Die, and as a two-time RAW Comedy state finalist.

Audiences have provided glowing reviews of the show, with testimonials such as: “Brilliantly navigates the absurd world of the internet. Hysterically funny and alarmingly relatable”; “Witty, charming and infectious. High-calibre material”; “An achingly relatable hour that hit me to my core.”

Following a successful run at Sydney Fringe Festival 2023, Microsoft Orifice runs at the knock-off-drinks-appropriate time of 5:30pm at the Catfish Bar, Fitzroy, just outside the CBD, 27 March – 6 April (no Sun or Tues). Tickets $26, group discounts available.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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