Wild womens wit and wail

Blondes may have more fun, but as cabaret performer and stand up comedian Divishti (pictured) demonstrates, redheads definitely have more attitude. New Zealand born Divishti is the down under version of Bette Midler.

She has a powerful personality and on stage its even more so. Look out!

Fierce but warm, her comedy and her experience of life is infectious. Divishti now lives in Brisbane, but was a long time resident of Maleny, where her annual one-woman show was one of the cultural highlights.

Divishti is joined by comedian June Horden, a woman who has waited until her 70s to start doing stand-up. Originally a model, June is the archetypal ageing Barbie doll, a gorgeous satirical grandma goddess who has enormous fun with all the stereotypes and negativity around ageing.

Divishti and June Horden are this months feature comedians at Bang Thais Cafe Comedy in Bangalow.

With Mandy Nolan as MC, you can check out these mouthy women this Friday, March 14, at 6.30pm for dinner, followed by the show.Tickets are $35 and include a Bang Thai two-course dinner and the show.Previous shows have sold out so book early on 6687 2000.

More laughing ladies...

Its been nine years since Mandy Nolan had a one-woman show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

I had a four-year-old and a nine-week-old baby in tow, she said. Instead of going out drinking after the gig, I went home to breastfeed. The entire festival is a haze of bright lights and breast milk.

Byron-based Mandy is taking her new one-woman show Shell Be Right to the Melbourne Comedy Festival, but before she does she is going to present her hour-long show to her home crowd.

Divishti will support and Ellen Briggs is the MC. Shell Be Right hits the stage of the Byron Services Club next Monday, March 17, at 8pm.

Tickets are $15 and available from the club or by phoning 6684 3443.


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