Women Like Us
After months of cleaning cupboards, knitting beanies & making sour dough, Women Like Us’ Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan have had enough. With their families unable to provide the thrill of a real live audience in what had been described as a ‘hostage’ situation the two comedians are chomping at the bit to get back in front of their home crowd!
Yes! They are back on stage, bold as brass giving the sass at Bellingen’s Memorial Hall for their first ever Bello show!
With regulations easing in NSW, people are returning to clubs and pubs for entertainment, so it’s time to shake off the doom of 2020 with some laughter. In the ‘no dancing no standing’ world, comedy is one of the first industries that can go back – as their audiences are seated! Although Mandy admits that her life will be complete when someone dances to one of her jokes.
The duo are looking forward to performing at the Bellingen Memorial Hall before its scheduled renovation in 2021, Mandy Nolan is particularly excited “I come to Bello every year for the music festival and this year I have really missed it. I love performing there – so we thought it would be cool to come for one of the last shows before the old girl gets a refurb!”
Women Like Us is now up to 155 shows. Scoring two 5 star reviews at Adelaide Fringe Festival, their show never fails to deliver, with audience members complaining that the laughs were coming so often that they felt physically exhausted. And yes women have literally wet themselves, so its been called a 2 Tena show!
Women Like Us started out 5 years as an idea to tour a comedy show that talked to some of the more ordinary experiences of life as mothers and wives. What the girls didn’t expect was how warmly they’d be received. Women Like Us has become one of the most in demand touring comedy shows on the regional circuit – with the girls heading out west again later this year for more shows.
So find out how COVID was for Women Like Us. Laughter as they say is the best way to survive anything, and heck after what we have all been through – we sure need a laugh!
Where | Bellingen Memorial Hall
When | 14 Jan, 8pm
Tix | $40
Info | www.womenlikeus.com.au