Women Like Us Comedy - Fitzroy
Women Like Us
MANDY NOLAN & ELLEN BRIGGS
"The smash hit touring show Women Like Us has garnered a tribal following of women who can't get enough of these middle aged leopard print wearing horn bags. After sell out shows across the country, Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan are hitting VIC!
Women Like Us is a comedy show that delivers. A Glamadelaide reviewer said ‘the audience barely had time to draw breath between hearty laughs!’ And it’s not just women who love this hilarious crowd pleaser. Men are wetting themselves too. And women that came with the girls echo the same sentiment ‘Next time I am bringing my husband! He would love this!’
Women Like Us was born when the two women comics decided to step away from the male dominated comedy scene into venues where women’s stories and experiences are centre stage.
This stand up show, by these powerful, no holes barred, tell it how it is pin up girls for what they call Real Women. ‘We want our comedy to demystify a lot of the garbage that we’re fed about being women’ says Briggs. ‘We tell everyday stories about our struggles, our failure to parent, the beauty industry, getting fatter, strange surgeries, obsessions, frustrations, and at the end of the day ‘who unpacks the dishwasher’.
They call themselves ‘the bogan woman’s thinking woman and the thinking woman’s bogan’.
It’s not a show just for women’ says Ellen Briggs who appeared recently on Hughsey We have A Problem , ‘In the same way a comedy show by two men would never be seen as a bloke’s only show. Women Like Us is about making our experiences universal rather than ‘niche’. And as it turns out, there are a lot more Women Like Us out there then we ever realised. There’s even a growing tribe of men Like Us too!’
Mandy Nolan is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia –and she is the host of their new podcast The Split. She has appeared on ABC’s Q&A, SBS’s Mums The Word & About Women and is in demand as a corporate and club performer around the country. Ellen Briggs is a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel’s Be A Comedian. The two women have well over 30 years of comedy experience between them, and this year they released their book, Women Like Us nationally.
Women Like Us is stand up at its best , where Ellen and Mandy talk about housework, chickens, love, big undies, disappointment, resentment, sex when you’re drunk, fit bits, yoga farts and being a menopausal woman dealing with teenage angst. They’re overworked, overweight and over it….
Doors open 7:00pm show starts 7:30pm | FULL BAR AVAILABLE