COMEDY REVIEW: ROSIE WATERLAND @ THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD (23.09.2017)

  Rosie Waterland is that self-proclaimed, anti-cool girl that many people have come to know and love thanks to her recaps of the TV show, The Bachelor. This writer and comedian has recently published her second memoir, Every Live I’ve Ever Told and is touring a one-woman live show called Crazy Lady where she breaks down the stigma of mental illness and…

COMEDY REVIEW: EFFIE THE VIRGIN BRIDE @ ICC SYDNEY THEATRE

  I was cordially invited to a big, fat Greek wedding also known as Effie the Virgin Bride. Effervescent, Greek-Australian Goddess, and virgin mother Effie Stephanides is finally becoming a bride, marrying her skip (Australian) fiancé, a plastic surgeon dreamboat named Shane Bradley Cooper. Mary Coustas‘s one woman show is funny, action-packaged, and a multi-media extravaganza….

COMEDY REVIEW: AKMAL SALEH @ ENMORE THEATRE (19.05.2017)

  Akmal Saleh’s parting words to the audience of his Sydney Comedy Festival show, Transparent, were to go forth and “be silly and childish.” It’s fair to say that for an hour he had done just that. His stand-up show had been a casual and loose affair where he often made it appear like he…

COMEDY REVIEW: ROMESH RANGANATHAN @ THE FACTORY THEATRE (25.04.2017)

Romesh Ranganathan is a comedian whose tongue is placed so firmly in cheek that it threatens to come out the other side. This English comedian of Sri Lankan descent performed his debut Sydney comedy show to audiences who may be familiar with his work thanks to TV spots on Live At The Apollo and Would…

COMEDY REVIEW: THE DOUG ANTHONY ALLSTARS @ ENMORE THEATRE (15.05.2016)

  If you assumed The Doug Anthony Allstars would mellow due to the passing of time, you were wrong. Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott were sans nice guy Richard Fidler for their comeback show at the Enmore Theatre, but this just made the performance more sharp-tongued and edgy as ever, as they provided an evening…

COMEDY REVIEW: STEPHEN K AMOS @ ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY (06.05.2016)

  Stephen K Amos knows Australians. The English comedian has been visiting our fine country for over a decade and he even has the nasally accent down pat. His show at the Enmore Theatre for the Sydney Comedy Festival was a rather clever look at life both in general as well as different observations and…

COMEDY REVIEW: DAVID STRASSMAN @ ENMORE THEATRE (12.03.2016)

  If you’re old enough to recognise Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’s Plucka Duck in the current KFC ads than chances are you’ll also remember David Strassman. The ventriloquist and comedian was often a guest on the show with his two much-loved characters, the naive but sweet Ted E Bare and the foul-mouthed, Chuck Wood. Strassman…

LIVE REVIEW: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY GALA (FEATURING DANNY BHOY, TOMMY TIERNAN, STEPHEN K AMOS, AL MURRAY, DAVE HUGHES, WIL ANDERSON & CELIA PACQUOLA) @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (24.10.2015)

  The Just For Laughs Sydney comedy festival turned five this year, and to celebrate it held two all-star comedy galas at the iconic Sydney Opera House. The lineup of seven comedians included top-notch international and local talent giving us all about ten to 15 minutes of their funniest, A-plus material. Celia Pacquola opened the…