Game Boys Cinematic Universe

Join brothers Eden and Josh — your personal guides for the world famous Game Boys Studios Backlot Tour!

Try your luck as a studio executive and greenlight the next Norbit! Wet-your-pants in excitement at the live-action Stunt Show! Come face to face with a terrifying T-Rex! And keep your eyes peeled for any visiting Hollywood producers – you might just get discovered! Or harassed.

Game Boys Cinematic Universe was a real breakout show for us. As our fifth original stage show, we’d really started to gel as a team and came up with some really creative ideas. It also has perhaps the strongest wrapping of all our stage shows, being set on the backlot of the fictional ‘Game Boys Studios’.

Most notably, it also marked our first departure from shows primarily about video game content, and expanding into pop culture and nostalgia more generally. The element of ‘industry commentary’ always present in our previous shows continued, extending to the business side of Hollywood and movie making.

Game Boys Cinematic Universe is also our most awarded show with award wins and nominations at both Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festvial. Following our win of the Market Ready award at Melbourne Fringe, the show was remounted into a touring version, and embarked on a tour of regional Victoria in 2022. It was our first time touring a show and we had an absolute blast.

Performance history:
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
Regional Victorian Tour 2022

‘Sharp and slick… See this brilliant, hilarious show’
Lisa Clark
Squirrel Comedy
‘For a show that presents itself as a fanciful walk down memory lane, it’s an incredibly nuanced and pointed performance.’
The Music
‘This is a show full of surprises… a masterstroke in comedy’
My Melbourne Arts

Show Credits:

Created by Game Boys Comedy
Performed by Eden & Joshua Porter
Lighting, Audio & Video Design by Kinetic Screen
MICF Season produced by ​Maya Kraj-Krajewski

Regional tour made possible by Regional Arts Victoria.
Tour remount rehearsals generously facilitated at Burrinja Cultural Centre