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How much do you know about Women Like Us? Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan of Women Like Us have been touring the country now for three years, sharing their comedic insights and everyday lowlights… so while you might think that there’s nothing more to know from these girls’ ‘tell-all’ show, here are some things you may not know!

What’s the closest you’ve ever been to dying?

E: Watching the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

M: When someone slipped two-and-a-half tabs of acid into my drink and my boobs melted off my body and onto the floor like hot lava.

Previous jobs?

E: Croupier in an illegal casino, checkout chick, corporate trainer, executive assistant in the federal government.

M: Catalogue model, nude artist model, waiter, actor, toilet cleaner.

What’s your favourite book?

E: Women Like Us by Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs.

M: Oh my god! #Metoo

Who would you like to get stuck in a lift with?

E: No-one except someone who could get me out.

M: Keanu Reeves. I’ve always found him sexy. And well, elevator entrapment is kind of like a first date. In a really creepy aren’t-you-Kathy-Bates-from-MISERY kind of way.

Is there anything more infuriating than putting on a doona cover?

E: Watching someone trying to put on a doona cover.

M: Yes. When people unpack the dishwasher and leave the dishes on the bench because they couldn’t be arsed putting stuff away. Oh, and global warming, climate change, and the imminent environmental apocalypse.

What was your formative experience from childhood?

E: Breaking up with my first boyfriend, lying on the floor sobbing and my mother walking over me and telling me to get up and help her bring the groceries in from the car.

M: Having sex with Ellen’s boyfriend and then finding out he broke up with her.

Where do all the missing pens in the world go?

E: They’re in my handbag. I am an expert pen stealer. I love stealing pens.

M: Ellen has them.

Are you a sex symbol?

E: I use a cymbal during sex to indicate when to start and when to finish. Is that what you mean?

M: Totally. The world doesn’t have enough overweight middle-aged women to wank to.

For $10k would you go three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant?

E: My teenage sons do it free, so yeah, why not?

M: For $10k I’ll start washing, brushing my teeth, and using deodorant.

Your most embarrassing moment?

E: I was house-sitting for friends, and on the day they were to arrive home I bought them flowers and chocolates and left them on the bench with a note saying, ‘Just a little something to welcome you home,’ right beside the keys to the house… and my used tampon that I didn’t want to leave in the bin and that I had wrapped up nice and tight (like a gift) to take with me. Neither of us have ever mentioned it.

M: Eating this strawberry marshmallow surprise that Ellen left when she was looking after my house.

Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan star in Women Like Us. Find out more at their only two local shows for the year. Byron Services Club this Monday and Pottsville Community Hall Saturday 19 Jan.
Tix via: womenlikeus.com.au


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