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Tessa Waters is a physical theatre performer and creative producer based in Melbourne, and was named one of the Top 10 Emerging Comics in Australia by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in 2011. Her work is based firmly in ‘comedy with heart’ with her first independent work Small Dreams (2004) being a selection of physical sketches on the themes of love, play and imagination. In 2009 Tessa was selected for the Outside Eye Mentoring Program with the Melbourne Fringe Festival to create her first solo show, the physical comedy How to be a Lady which went on to play to sellout crowds around Australia and was followed up by the critically acclaimed Sexytime! which she co-wrote and performed with Kai Smythe. Tessa is currently in development for a new physical comedy live show A little bit of standing up and a little bit of falling down, which looks at anxiety and happiness and their roles in today’s society.

Geraldine Hickey entered Raw Comedy 2001, Australia’s toughest and only nationwide comedy competition, and made it through to the national finals where she received runner-up. A natural, Geraldine was born to tread the boards. With five solo seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and four tours with the festival roadshow she has performed with some of the world’s finest comedians, many of whom have commended her on her fresh approach to standup. Her show Swings and Roundabouts was nominated for ‘The piece of wood’ award at the 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Her experience has grown her into the thinking crowd’s crumpet. In 2006 Geraldine’s appearance on Stand up Australia on the Comedy Channel was voted in the top 10 for the best show of the year by the Australian public. This led to her securing a spot on the Australia Day special in 2007.

Catch these two fabulous funny femmes at any one of the following gigs:

Monday 7 November at Byron Services Club, 8pm. Tix $20 at the venue or book on 6684 3443.

Tuesday 8 November at Tatts Hotel Lismore, 8pm. Tix $20 at the venue or book on 6621 4729.

Wednesday 9 November at Currumbin RSL, 7.30pm. Tix at venue or book on 07 5534 7999.

For interviews with any of the comedians please contact Mandy Nolan on 02 6684 3443 or 0422 701 680.

Image: Geraldine Hickey, one of the women featured at Girls’ Night, standup comedy

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