ISBN: 978-0-9945170-8-1

‘Fool’s Paradise: The Early Years of The Melbourne Comedy Festival’ brings together an edited selection from Peter Milne’s vast archive of (mostly) candid backstage moments from the first 11 years of the Melbourne Comedy Festival (1987- 1998).

The book includes essays from Greg Hocking, Sue-Ann Post, Kevin Whyte and Judith Lucy who writes:

‘…I love the look of Peter’s photographs; there is so much depth to the images, so much going on in the background like a gesture or a portentous sign.  But there’s something else too; the fact that they are black and white and make such use of shadows and darkness lends a kind of menace to the laughter and maybe that’s what comedy is: light and shade, horror and release.’



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Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2018
Limited edition: 300
142 pages
240 x 260mm
Essays by Greg Hocking, Judith Lucy, Sue-Ann Post and Kevin Whyte
Edited by Helen Frajman
Designed by Jason McQuoid
Section sewn soft cover with gatefolds
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