UK Comic's Australian Debut is Powerful and Hilarious Storytelling at its Best
UK comic and writer for BBC radio Stephanie Laing presents her hit show Mad About the Boy on her debut Australian tour. This hilarious weirdo's honest and powerful show charts her ups and downs in love, from Disney fuelled teenage dreams of romance to the harsh truths of real world dating.
Stephanie says: "I cover some tricky topics, like domestic abuse and self-harm, but finding the humour in challenging situations has been very therapeutic for me. I feel like writing the show has taught me a lot, like that it's really important to talk about difficult things, and that some tattoos are just a bad idea. And also that if you get sex juice on your jeans you should wash them before visiting your mother."
Laing's off-kilter comedic approach and sharply funny stories are a revelation in story-telling; this is guaranteed to be a must-see for those of us who have ever loved, been hurt or taken dating tips from Pride and Prejudice.
Lovable oddball Laing does more than simply retell her romantic past; the show provides unique perspectives on love, self-sabotage and therapy, and never shies away from the painful issues surrounding relationships. A bitingly funny, vulnerable and beautifully written piece of comedy, this show is compulsory viewing for anyone who wants to see a uniquely talented young comic push boundaries in a witty, warm hour of confession and heartache.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne, Australia
9th-22nd April 2018, Tasma Terrace, 9.15pm, $25
Ticketing link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=341472&