Ellen Briggs & Mandy Nolan: Women Like Us
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Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from your usual comedians. For a start they’re women. They’re mothers. They’re middle aged and they are country girls.
Women Like Us isn’t your regular stand up comedy show. This is, as one review described it, ‘a two tena pad show’. These are untold laugh out loud women’s stories, smack bang centre stage. There are few sacred cows that Briggs and Nolan shy away from milking. With seven children and thirty five years stage time between them, their 'failure to parent' is the focus of their material, along with the beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird TV shows, obsessions, frustrations, and at the end of the day, who unpacks the dishwasher. It’s a show about women, by women, but the men love it. “If you are a man that loves great comedy, you’ll love this show. If you aren’t, then stay in the car!” laughs Nolan.
With over 100 – mostly sold out - shows to their credit, Nolan and Briggs have performed to packed houses at Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, as well as taking their comedy stylings to halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around the country. Performing in the sold out Up Front showcase at Melbourne Comedy Festival at Melbourne Town Hall, these two were clearly the comedy picks of the night. In 2018 they released their book – titled Women Like Us – to rave reviews.
‘We want to make you laugh, but most of all we want you to go home feeling good about yourself. Women spend too much time not liking themselves, beating themselves up for being too old, too fat, a bad parent, a terrible cook, but we just say, hey, its what makes us human! Celebrate Your Imperfection!’
"Two totally relatable ladies who hit the nail on the head of charismatic female comedy. Prepare yourself to be hunched over in hysterics!" - Glamadelaide
Mandy Nolan is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, is regularly on ABC Radio and writes regularly for Mamamia. She has appeared on ABC's Q&A, SBS's Mums The Word, Ask The Doctor & About Women.
Ellen Briggs is a national Finalist for RAW comedy, winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian, regularly appears on ABC radio on shows such as Thank God It’s Friday and recently appeared on Channel 10’s Hughsey We Have A Problem.
THE STREET PRESENTS
CANBERRA COMEDY FESTIVAL
ELLEN BRIGGS & MANDY NOLAN: WOMEN LIKE US
THURSDAY 21 MARCH, 7PM
STREET ONE | RESERVED SEATING | 60 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL