Darebin Greens councillor Trent McCarthy doesn't mind ruffling feathers. At last year's Darebin Music Festival, he performed a show dedicated to former colleague and current Health Services Union secretary Diana Asmar.
Now he's taking on ALP titan and Batman MHR Martin Ferguson in his latest show, A Sign from Nature? He has billed his four shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as a battle with the Energy and Resources Minister. "It's about me trying to develop a bromance with him. Maybe it's not too late for him to become a climate change hero."
Mr Ferguson's response? "Good luck to him and I hope his show is as successful as his work for Rio Tinto was." In 2008, Cr McCarthy performed in a friend's work safety video shot in the mining giant's grounds.