Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan present Women Like Us: the combination of two of the country’s most respected women comics. Wil Anderson has called Nolan ‘Australia’s funniest non famous comedian’. Arj Barker is in awe of Briggs, he reckons ‘she’s in a league of her own.’
They’ve written a book – creatively called Women Like Us, and have a wildly successful and hilarious podcast called…you guessed it – Women Like Us!
The touring show continues to evolve. If you’ve seen a Women Like Us show – this one they are bringing back to Airlie Beach in September is different. The women have found the ultimate format to grow exciting new work, and call in their tribe.
Hailing from Northern NSW Mandy Nolan almost retired the vagina jokes and became an MP. At the Federal election she ran as the Greens candidate for Richmond and came close to winning.
The full story was aired on Compass on the ABC – and while Nolan was passionate about taking her jibe to Canberra, she’s delighted to be back on the circuit.
‘It’s not ICAC I worry about. It’s neat hair. And not swearing’ she laughs.
And while Nolan was thinking about heading to Canberra, Briggs was laughing at Nolan trying to keep her hair neat and look comfortable in jackets, all while honing her comedy sets aboard cruise ships, sportsmans lunches, ladies lunches and all the comedy clubs of Australia!
Women Like Us now numbers in excess of 250 shows, with sold out shows at Melbourne Comedy Festival and a bevy of 5 star reviews, including a show-stopping performance at the Women’s Gala at Melbourne Town Hall. In Adelaide at the Fringe
Festival, Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs were officially declared ‘Goddesses’ by the Weekend Notes writer who said ‘everything they say and do is the absolute word of sacred truth.’
Women Like Us is stand up at its best , where Ellen and Mandy talk about housework, being empty nesters, turning 50, dogs, domestic violence, ageing parents, 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 7pm – Showtime 8pm
Tickets $45 seated. $35 Standing plus BF