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GIRLS NIGHT
2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Review


























Cath Styles hour of female comics began well with Julia Wilson telling the tale of the death of Superwhore as her artist partner Greg painted a picture on stage. It may seem a little gimmicky, but it works well as Greg provides the silent foil to Julia's fast-paced and skilful comic stylings.
Adelaide comic Lori Bell's Granny Flaps' crassness accompanied by her ukelele may not be to everyone's taste, but the crowd on Friday loved it. She managed to delight even when singing about infections and vibrators.
We were also treated to Abigoliah Schamaun, a yoga-teaching comic from New York whose adorableness was only superseded by her ability to work the crowd and deliver some excellent observational comedy.
Last, but certainly not least Tessa Waters taught us about Sexytime. Her biggest laughs coming from her explanation of "koala ears" and an interpretive dance about being a woman.
The show was held together by Cath Styles' understated, but well-executed anecdotal style as MC where she told us about her four kids, vaginal makeovers and the pitfalls of the 'free pass' system.
Each show Cath presents a different line up - this is a show you could easily see twice!

VENUE: The Upstairs Lounge @ Hairy Little Sista, 240 Collins St, CBD
WHEN: 31/3/11 - 10/4/11
Tue-Sun 6:30pm (60 mins)
BOOKINGS: Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 and at the door
PRICES: Full $21, Conc and Group (4 or more) & Laugh Pack $17, Preview (31/3/11) & Tightarse Tuesday $16
WEB: Girls Night

Reviewed 1 April 2011 by Morven Smith




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