In it’s 3rd season at Melbourne Fringe, festival favourite Girls Night is a regular showcase of female comics that has also had successful seasons at Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals over the past two years, as well as having a sold out mini tour of NSW and Queensland earlier this year.
The aim of the show is to provide a regular showcase for female comics across all the comedy genres to promote their festival shows, and / themselves, whilst providing a great opportunity for networking amongst female comics.
As well as providing these opportunities to established, and newer local female comics, Girls Night regularly features acts from the UK and US, as well as New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, and Germany to name a few countries, with the aim of helping visiting comics find an audience where they may not be well known.
Girls Night has featured acts such as Fiona O’Laughlin, Felicity Ward, Cecelia Pacquola, and Bev Killick, and regular favourite DeAnne Smith, as well as up and coming acts such as Tegan Higginbotham and Girls Uninterrupted, and local favourites Geraldine Hickey and Ethel Chop.
The line-up changes nightly, and includes, (but is not limited to) a mixture of stand-up and musical comedy, often also including clowning, circus acts, burlesque, and cabaret – all of which add up to a varied and value packed show.
The 2012 Fringe includes girls representing 9 Fringe shows, and includes:
Wednesday, 26 September
Anna Log, Morven Smith, Telia Neville, Diana Nguyen, Ethel Chop
Thursday, 27 September
Sharyn Booth, Lisa Fineberg, Kate Boston Smith, Rachel Leary, Em O’Loughlin
Friday, 28 September
Anna Log, Linda Beatty, Geraldine Hickey, Ethel Chop
Saturday, 29 September
Nat Britten, Victoria Healy, JMAC, Em O’Loughlin, Tess Waters
Sunday, 30 September
Kate Boston Smith, Ailsa Dunlop, Sophie Miller, Tess Waters, Louise McCrae and Nicolette Minster (Girls Uninterrupted)