It’s the show that just won’t quit. Women Like Us, the hilarious and relatable show by comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs, keeps wowing audiences across Australia with its in-your-face honesty.
With almost 40 sold out shows to their credit the girls have performed to packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 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. And now it’s Southport’s turn with Women Like Us performing at the Sharks on Saturday 17 June.
Mandy Nolan reflects on the show’s success so far.
“You know our show keeps growing mainly because it’s got that truth telling aspect. That we stand there warts and all and we talk about the experiences of being a woman, and ageing and having kids and we admit that we don’t always do well, and somehow it makes women laugh.
“But what’s best for us, is that it makes women feel better about themselves. I want to fight this culture of self-loathing that afflicts so many of us, and encourage us to love the most fucked up parts of ourselves, and realise in the end it connects us all.”
Small town showgirls, 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.
Mandy Nolan is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia. 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.
Check out Women Like Us at Southport Sharks on 17 June. Tickets are $35 available at southportsharks.com.au or on the door.