Footscray Laughs

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Footscray Laughs

After a sell out show in March, all the giggles of Footscray Laughs return on Friday 16 June with an all-new, all-star lineup at Footscray Community Arts.

Lizzy Hoo, Aurelia St Clair, Noah Szto, Rowan Thambar and Woah Alyssa! are hitting The Performance Space stage with a promise to have the audience laughing their collective socks off.

Lizzy Hoo is many things – a writer, noodle enthusiast, designer, actor, sports lover, rescue greyhound owner and one of Australia’s most exciting new comedic voices.  Lizzy started doing stand-up in 2017, originally as a way to gain more self-confidence and safe to say it has worked out pretty well with a 2021 Oxfam Gala performance and sold out shows at Melbourne International  Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festivals.

Comedians and newly ex-boyfriends, Col & Fil are Woah Alyssa! – these two wonderful gay men possess the vim of Paula Abdul and the vigour of her falling off stage. They have amassed a cult following with their acclaimed, award-nominated sketch shows that offer audiences an unfiltered glimpse into the personal lives of two millennial gays, intercut with outlandish sketches and pop culture parodies.

Critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian and regular comedy writer for Channel Ten’s The Project, Rowan Thambar draws upon his heritage, recalling the hilarity of growing up in Australia, the son of Sri Lankan immigrants  Rowan’s talents have seen him nominated for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe, a member of Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone (2018) and triple j, NOVA and ABC National Radio appearances.

Behold the charm offensive that is Aurelia St Clair.  Her stage presence, timing and tongue-in-cheek content is beguiling.  Of German-Cameroonian heritage, she describes herself as biracial, bisexual and bilingual. They started out at open mic comedy nights in 2018 and have since performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festivals to rave reviews.

Maddy Weeks, a Melbourne-based writer, comedian and producer is also on the Footscray Laughs bill. They are best known for their work as host of Channel 31’s ‘Wait We’re Live!?’ and as a producer of ‘Queerly Beloved Comedy’. On stage, they’re a ball of energy, described as “a corgi on a caffeine high.” Off stage, they’re a ball of debt. Despite this, Maddy’s performances are filled with existential joy and enthusiasm, leaving audiences entertained and energised.

Rounding out the line-up is Noah Szto, is a two-time RAW state finalist with excellent manners. A certified exciting voice on the rise, you don’t want to miss this new talent!

Gather your friends, pack your tissues -you’ll be needing them to wipe away the tears of laughter and wear your tightest socks possible for a night of Footscray Laughs frivolity.