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Popular comedian will make children laugh

HILARIOUS: Australian comedian Frank Woodley will bring his show Noodlenut to NORPA .
HILARIOUS: Australian comedian Frank Woodley will bring his show Noodlenut to NORPA . Ben King

NOODLENUT, Frank Woodley's new comedy show for children, is coming to Lismore next month.

Whether he's singing songs about sneezing, doing chaotic magic or impersonating animals playing sport, the comedian has kids rolling around laughing.

"It's the first show that I've written specifically for children," Woodley said.

"(With acclaimed duo Lano and Woodley) we did a very physical, broad comedy, a bit like Laurel and Hardy, but we always did appeal to a wide range of audience ages.

"Those shows were always written for an adult audience but it was almost incidental that they appealed to kids.''

Although it is advertised as a show for children eight to 12 years of age, Woodley said it is also a show adults will enjoy.

"Noodlenut is all the way around: it's written for kids but adults can enjoy it.

"There are two parts to the show: one part I tell a story about a monkey called Noodlenut who finds himself entangled in a protection racket in the jungle, run by these gangsters, a giant python and a red panda.

"It's a little bit like The Jungle Book but for kids with a mature idea of stories.''

Woodley said he does stand-up comedy for kids in the second part of the show.

"For example, I tell a story about doing show and tell at primary school and getting Madonna's autograph on my board shorts, so then I take my board shorts in but I put some tracksuit pants on top of them," he said.

"When I get up in front of the class I don't just pull the tracksuit pants, I pull it all and I'm here going 'check that out!' not realising what I've done.''

Woodley has been performing for Australian audiences for years with Lano and Woodley, plus solo stage shows and his own ABC series, Woodley.

In 2015 he turned his talents to the world of kids' comedy with the release of his children's book series, Kizmet.

Woodley said the experience of doing comedy for children had been a refreshing one for him.

"When I started doing this show last year, I thought that I had to perform a little differently, but I wasn't sure what that meant so I thought I was going to have to experiment a little in the trial shows," he recalled.

"It turned out that as long as the kids understand what I am talking about, and they understand the content, I can perform the same way I perform for adults, and that is quite interesting for me."

  • Lismore Laughs 2017 at Lismore City Hall includes Tom Gleeson's show on Friday, March 10, from 7.30pm; Andy Saunder's gig on Saturday, March 11, from 7.30pm; and Frank Woodley's Noodlenut on Saturday, March 11, at 2pm. For details visit norpa.org.au.

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