Festival Program


I Do’s and I Don’t’s

Sun 1 Sep, 11.30am
The Toff in Town

Celebrate that first flush of feeling with themed talks and performances at MWF19’s Wedding Chapel.

Fancy writing your own wedding vows? Celebrants have heard them all, from ‘you complete me’ to ‘hell yeah’. Wedding conduit Sean M Whelan workshops the best and worst, with live performances of the contenders for rock bottom by Anne Edmonds and Nath Valvo.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Anne Edmonds is one of Australia’s most exciting comedians. Her appearances as beauty and fashion expert Helen Bidou on ABC TVs Get Krack!n must be seen to be believed and her incendiary new solo show 'What’s Wrong With You?' was nominated for the Most Outstanding Show of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – her fourth in a row.

Not many comedians can boast that their fan base includes TV royalty, but Nath Valvo has the Tweet from Graham Norton to prove it. Nath has an impressive list of TV appearances under his belt including The Project and Hughesy We Have A Problem, and his new show I'm Happy For You was nominated for Most Outstanding Show at MICF 2019.

Sean M Whelan is a poet, DJ, marriage celebrant and podcaster. He has published two books of poetry, Love is the New Hate and Tattooing the Surface of the Moon. In 2018 he began a weekly podcast called More Than A Whelan. He is currently working on a new collection of poetry to be released shortly.

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