Comedians Mandy Nolan and Nick Penn team up to create a two-hour-plus comedy show making its way to the Dorroughby Hall. It’s part of Nolan’s comedic mission to bring laughter to the halls and out-of-the-way venues of the region. Nolan has been performing standup comedy for 26 years. It’s something she believes that she only became better at when she gave up her girlish dreams of being rich and famous in the big city. ‘I only really started to develop as a comedian when I became a mother. Becoming a mother made me very conscious about where I chose to live. I didn’t want my kids growing up in the city. I value country life and the freedoms we have here. When I decided that I was going to live in a country area my comedian friends in the city were shocked. It was impossible to think that you could be a comedian outside of the city! But that has turned out to be completely untrue! Comedy is thriving in the regional areas!’ She is joined by comedic comrade Nick Penn.
Until locating to Nimbin a few years ago, comedian NIck Penn has spent most of his career headlining comedy clubs around the country. Penn’s droll approach to the blasé approach of the everyday Australian has won him fans on nearly every stage he’s worked. As the father of a young son Penn also made the decision to opt out for a country lifestyle. Nolan and Penn are embarking on a year-long comedic romp titled ‘Nick Penn goes the Full Mandy’; both comics will be performing hour-long feature sets. This is a rare treat for comedy lovers who usually only get one feature comedian at any comedy night.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available, but BYO booze, cushion and quite possibly blankie!
Dorroughby Hall, Saturday. Show starts at 8pm. Tix are $15 at the door.