Gympie hard gig for stand-up comedians
A QUICK-witted Lindsay Webb had his audience in fits at Standup Sunday as he closed the show, supported by ABC radio host Kat Davidson.
Billy’s Hotel presented the Sit Down Comedy Club to a Gympie audience on Sunday and the sound of roaring laughter echoed through Mary St.
Hotel patrons and lovers of all things funny gave as good as they got from the touring comedians, who felt like they had worked extremely hard for the laughs they got.
Hotelier Lesley Mitchel said the Gympie audience would probably be one of the hardest faced by Sit Down Comedy Club comedians.
In fact one comedian said regional Australia was a hard gig because most of the people in the audience were jokers.
And they weren’t wrong.
When asked what he did for a living, one patron quipped, “a retired sex addict” which got just as many laughs as the funniest joke fired from onstage.
“You’ve obviously been retired a very long time then,” Lindsay shot back.
Successful comedian in his own right, Phil Wild, had a harder time convincing the audience he was funny.
He appeared lost for words, unable to strike a connection with the steely eyes watching him.
Kat on the other hand was delightfully funny, changing the perception that women are not as humorous as men.
As the event’s emcee, Kat entertained throughout the afternoon with her “truckie’s daughter” humour.
Her unique storytelling ability took her audience with her for the ride and there was no turning back.
Don’t miss the next Standup Sunday event at a date to be set in September.
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