Olivia Henry

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Fringe 2019 – Double Denim: A Very Fancy Dinner Party – Cupola – 4K

In every comedy duo, there’s a straight man and a funny man. Double Denim – featuring Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew – is not every comedy duo. There is no straight man here; it’s just crazy and crazier. Double Denim: A Very Fancy Dinner Party is a kooky parody of My Kitchen Rules, with the …

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FRINGE 2019 – LASER KIWI – Studio 7 @ GOUD – 3K

Laser Kiwi has returned for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe, bringing their unique brand of circus sketch comedy with them. What should you expect? Spontaneous dance sketches like Aunty Donna? Check. Impressive circus acts? Check. Flight of the Conchords-eqsue awkwardness? Check. Jokes that were probably written by your dad? Oooh yes. Big check. The show started …

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FRINGE 2019 – The Best of Edinburgh Comedy – The Bunka @ The Austral – 3.5K

The Adelaide Fringe is the one of the biggest arts festivals in the world… second only to Edinburgh. So it seems only natural for some of Edinburgh’s best comedians to flock to Adelaide and show off their talents. And with such large festivals, sometimes it’s hard to know who to see. Maybe you only have …

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FRINGE 2019 – Shit-Faced Shakespeare – The May Wirth @ Gluttony – 4.5K

  “I just peed in my pants a little. Just a little bit” – Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream??   Did you love Shakespeare in high school English? Or did you hate it with a passion? Well, it doesn’t matter: the cast of Shit-Faced Shakespeare don’t care either way. For the next four weeks of the …

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FRINGE 2018 – COMEDY – Amos Gill – Where Have I Been All Your Life? – RHINO ROOM – 4K

By Olivia Henry. You might recognise Adelaide’s Amos Gill from hit107, ABCTV’s All Star Comedy Gala or even Just For Laughs. However, if you’ve never seen him live, his new show is Amos as you’ve never seen him before.   The radio star’s gift of the gab translates well to the stage. He takes the …

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Fringe 2018: COMEDY – JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS – Flinders University Plaza – 4K

After almost 30 years in the industry, many comedians grow stale, unable to form new jokes and riding on the wave of their once-lucrative popularity. Sometimes their sense of humour becomes dated, or their jokes repetitive. This is not true for Jimeoin. There’s something about Jimeoin’s style of charming observational humour that stands the test …

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FRINGE 2018 – THEATRE – The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical – Raj House – 4.5K

The current political landscape is dark and divisive. At times like this, when politics becomes a caricature of itself, all we can really do is laugh. The Colour Orange outlines the history of One Nation and the unusual rise, fall, and rise again of Pauline Hanson. Through music played by five-piece band, The Flaming Howards, …

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FRINGE 2018: The Best of Scottish Comedy – 3.5K

The Sky Room of the Griffith’s Hotel was alive with laughter on Tuesday evening with the Best of Scottish Comedy Fringe show. The show features stand-up comedy from Vladimir McTavish and two other Scottish comedians every night until March 4. Tuesday night started with the self-proclaimed “best afro-celtic comedian” Bruce Fummey. Bruce got the audience …

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FRINGE 2017 – COMEDY – Sam Peterson: Sammy P Has Friends/Creationism with Fiona O’Loughlin – 3K

Creationism (Formerly Sammy P Has Friends) is a situational/sketch comedy stage show at Adelaide’s beloved Rhino Room. It features God’s chosen angels, Sam and Fiona, discussing the creation of the world as it unfolds over seven days. The angels create things like sleep, regret and kangaroos, and discuss the effects of these things on humans. …

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FRINGE 2017: COMEDY – Aunty Donna: Big Boys – Arts Theatre – 5K

Aunty Donna is back at the Adelaide Fringe with their unique brand of stupidly clever, high energy sketch comedy.  With sold-out shows, Mark, Broden and Zach have probably outgrown the cramped-but-comfortable Arts Theatre on Angus Street. Their growing popularity is no surprise: The boys are talented professionals, and with the help of music-man Tom Armstrong, …

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