Tripod is a strange beast. On the one hand they tour the world standing in a line singing unrelated funny songs on a stage: concert mode. On the other hand they focus their various talents toward a tourable ‘production’, of sorts, combining theatre, improvisation and music to create something…well, different. On the third hand they make albums and TV. Below is a list of shows, from newest to oldest, spanning Tripod’s long and illustrious career.

Spotted Mallard – 2019/2020

Back to basics. Re-imagining the kinds of gigs that propelled the group to begin with. A monthly Sunday residency at Melbourne’s Spotted Mallard. Good times.

MSO Classic Kids Programme featuring Tripod – 2018

Suitable for kids aged 5–12 and their adults, Tripod, together with Associate Conductor, Benjamin Northey, re-imagine Leonard Bernstein’s famous Humour in Music ‘lecture’ with the incredible MSO.

101 Tripod Hits – 2016

We’re playing tunes from the songbook as dictated by a bingo ball. A nailbiting show of randomnity. Get yer tickets

This Gaming Life –  2015

Tripod, award-winning composer Austin Wintory and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s love letter to gamers and all who put up with them. More information here. Dream come true sorta stuff.

Perfect Tripod – 2014

Tripod are joined by Aussie showbiz legend, Eddie Perfect, to form an a capella super group that toured around Australia belting out a swag of Australian songs. It was bloody Aussie-as. See all the video content here.

Men of Substance – 2013

Tripod return to cabaret mode as they come to terms with adult life. Can you balance grown-up responsibilities whilst getting paid to act like a child? You bet. The show coincided with the release of Tripod’s latest studio album of the same name.

Tripod vs The Dragon – 2010-12

Tripod’s most ambitious theatre production to date. Directed by Neill Gladwin and joined onstage by the incredible Elana Stone, Tripod create the largest world possible, exploiting the simplest of props, to tell an epic musical adventure inspired by Scod’s love of Dungeons and Dragons(tm). An Edinburgh Fringe season and even a Poland debut followed.  See a preview here.

Idioclips – MICF 2009

Tripod encourage young film makers to create music videos that are to be screened whilst the boys perform the songs live. Winners were decided by the audience. So fun. See a playlist of them here.

TRIPOD – 2008

Some of Tripod’s biggest shows in the country’s largest venues with guests. Supported by the likes of Die Rotten Punkte, The Beards and Kristen Shaal. Australian Stage review here.

How To Train an Attack Dog From Scratch – MICF 2007

Tripod go against fan expectations to tell the long and sometimes sordid story of famous comedy songs and those who sang them. Over-researched and completely unnecessary, this made-up history lecture proved to be the show nobody asked for but still talk about to his day. See Yon’s Ted and Wilma Powerpoint presentation here.

Tripod Are Self Saucing – 2006

Tripod in classic concert configuration touring the album of the same name. AGE review here

Lady Robots v1.1 – 2005

The boys revive and re-stage their science fiction Opus. The show was never recorded but remains one of Tripod’s favourite shows.

Tripod! – 2004

Tripod tour a selection of songs from sketch comedy program Skithouse and release Middleborough Rd, an album of fully-fleshed-out Skithouse favourites.

Tripod Are Tripod – 2003

The boys go back to their roots, playing whatever they want, drawing from seven years of material.

Lady Robots – 2002

The boys tread the boards again with a musical Space Opera like no other. Alan Brough returns to direct and co-write. SMH review here.

Tripod Tell the Tale of Tosswinkle the Pirate (not very well) – 2001

Tripod become theatre darlings staging a short pirate story but taking 70 minutes to tell it. Directed by Alan Brough. Watch Tosswinkle’s main theme here

Your Whole Operation Stinks – 2000

Thriller – MICF – Edinburgh Fringe – 1999

Tripod are Handsome – MICF – Edinburgh Fringe – 1998

Welcome To My Wonderwall – 1997


Tripod go from strange pub oddity to fully-fledged comedy band and for the first four years of Comedy Festivals combine sketches, songs, musical mash-ups and whatever else they find amusing to an occasionally bewildered but loyal audience. Some refer to these times as Pod August Nights..