FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA PRESENTED BY THE EVENTS CENTRE
Three Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show. Don’t miss this amazing date with three of Australia’s funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin fruit. You’ll cackle, you’ll shriek, you’ll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life!
Jenny Wynter is an award-winning comedian who has performed at festivals and venues all over the world. She got her start training in improvised comedy with some of the greatest teachers in the world including with Second City USA and Loose Moose Theatre in Canada. Her awards include Best Variety Show at United Solo Festival NYC, the Award for Excellence in Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe She won the ABC iView Pitch Perfect Award for her web series concept “Viking Mama!” (based on her live show of the same name), and is a Green Room Award nominee for Best Cabaret Writing. Jenny is a passionate mental health advocate and the founder of Funny Mummies.
Carolyn Mandersloot’s comedy is like having a good biscuit and a cup of tea with your hilarious best friend. Only better. She weaves together a narrative exploring the grand complexities and challenges of the human experience- birth, life, death and parenting teenagers. Carolyn draws her experience of palliative care nursing to deftly hold a compassionate space in which audiences can laugh at the both the unthinkable and the undeniable. Carolyn gives us a whole hearted opportunity to swallow a heaping dose of laughter as the best medicine in the contemplation of our own mortality. Quite literally, you will laugh until a little bit of wee comes out and she is quite ok with that.
Jasmine Fairbairn is a Canadian-born, Brisbane based comedian, writer, producer and actor. Her first solo comedy show ‘Swimming the Seas of Failure’ played to sold out audiences in Brisbane and Canada and ‘Swimming the Seas of Failure 2 – now more failier’ is opening at Metro Arts for Bris Funny Fest 2019. She has supported Fiona O’Loughlin, Danny Bhoy, and Mel Buttle all over QLD. Her first play ‘Undertow’ won 10 awards, including ‘Best Unpublished Script’ and ‘Best Play’ in 2018 and got 4 ½ stars (Adelaide Advertiser) at Holden Street Theatres for its 2019 Adelaide Fringe run. She received a 5-star review (Adelaide Show) for her portrayal of ‘Sophie’ in Greg Fleet’s ‘This is Not a Love Song’ at the same festival. She produces the weekly comedy show ‘Livewired Comedy’ at Brisbane Powerhouse and co-produces ‘Yarn Storytelling’ at Metro Arts.
Tour supported by the Arts and Culture Recovery Package and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
WARNING: This performance contains adult themes
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 18+
DURATION: Approximately 1 hours 40 minutes, includes a 20 minute interval (subject to change without notice)