The hilarious Friday night variety show that will cure any lockdown boredom

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The hilarious Friday night variety show that will cure any lockdown boredom

Zoë Coombs Marr
Words by Tom Parker

Hosted by Melbourne cabaret queen, Ali McGregor.

Running out of Friday night activities? Maybe you’ve already conquered every corner of Netflix or grown bored of board games. Well, there’s a new digital variety show that’s guaranteed to cure any lockdown boredom.

Melbourne cabaret queen, Ali McGregor, is teaming up with Arts Centre Melbourne for two nights of entertainment across two consecutive weeks. Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor is the ultimate variety show and will feature appearances from everyone from Thando to Cal Wilson, Zoë Coombs Marr and Sammy J.

Kicking off on Friday August 21, the first show will see Thando perform some original music as Cal Wilson introduces audiences to her comedy alter-ego, ‘Adele’. Lily Paskas, Michelle Brasier and Australian comedy duo Die Roten Punkte will also appear on the show bringing us their own special entertainment to the screens.

The next week’s show, going down on Friday August 28, will welcome another big lineup. Zoë Coombs Marr has prepared her own unique TEDx talk, while revered musical comedian Sammy J performs his own original songs. On top of that, there will be appearances from Gillian Cosgriff singing an ode to her silent crush, while Dane Simpson will give us a tour of his ‘House of Pun’ in Wagga Wagga. Dancer Holly Durant will also share Chandelier, a captivating meditative piece from her garage.

Broadcast live to your lounge rooms, Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor is the new way to present cabaret and will be available on-demand for the two weeks following each respective show.

The series comes as Arts Centre Melbourne continues to craft creative ways for Melburnians to stay stimulated. Their creative hub, Together With You, is the perfect home for gig goers and theatre enthusiasts to stay connected to the beloved venue.

Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor goes down on two consecutive Fridays – August 21 and August 28 – from 7.30pm. Find out more via Arts Centre Melbourne website.

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