The Sydney Comedy Festival starts soon and runs for 3 weeks (27th April – 17th May). I’m thinking that I’d like to have a weekly group outing to catch 2 shows in a night and have some food/drink/chat before/between/afterwards. My thoughts are to concentrate on some of the less famous acts rather than the big names, although if people were keen to include a group outing to a big name I wouldn’t say no.
Just depends whether there’s enough interest.
Some of the shows I’m thinking could be fun:
Week 1 Suggested Date: Tuesday 28th April (previews!)
7:30 The Pajama Men -virtually indescribable mixture of physical and character comedy – brilliant.
9:15 Al Pitcher – each show is unique, based on the photos taken by Al during that day and woven into the show each night.
Week 2 Suggested Date: Wednesday 6th May:
7:30pm Hannah Gadsby in Kiss Me Quick I’m Full of Jubes – Hannah is just delightful and about to take off like a rocket.
9:15pm Scratch – another off the wall comedy duo with an absurdist streak, this time it’s all improvised.
Week 3 Suggested date: Sat 16 May
6pm Jackie Loeb in Soapy Women – Jackie gets a chance to show off her mimicry skills and lovingly dissect soap operas. Expect lots of wigs and super-emoting. Only on Sat/Sun.
7:30pm Pulp – a mixture of scripted and improv scenes based on classic film noir scenarios, using film footage and soundtrack as well. Unique show each night. I saw this last year and enjoyed it so much that I’m keen to see it again.
We could probably catch a third show on the final Saturday if people were keen. I’m also going to be going to see other shows on media comps during the festival, and may occasionally have a spare +1. Am in the process of getting dates for those sorted out, so if you think you might be keen to tag along to something on a different night, email me.