No but really: it's the prize for the best comedian at MICF voted exclusively by other comedians. The prize is an actual piece of wood and the recipient has to bite it.
Weird traditions… but they continue. Previous winners of The Piece Of Wood award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival include Fiona O’Loughlin, Stewart Lee, Sam Simmons, Tom Gleeson and Charlie Pickering.
Harley Breen’s I Heart Bunnings was a story of Harley’s two brothers and their weird antics. Both carpenters, Harley was the odd one out and constructed an interesting and high-quality comedy show out of his experiences growing up with them.
Comedy At Spleen awarded Breen Comic Of The Year in January and Breen will soon release a DVD.