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Just two fat tarts in industrial-strength taffeta
Australian comedy duo, Miss Itchy is making a triumphant and much-anticipated return to the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival when they bring their gut-busting show to the Tuxedo Cat in the Melbourne CBD.
Opening on Thursday 26 March, Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan promises buckets of the chaos, the absurdity, the brilliance and the noxious secretions for which they are renowned.
Miss Itchy is set to bring a bucket of laughs as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Image credit Miss Itchy
A little bit French & Saunders and a little bit Monty Python, Miss Itchy is the multi-award winning comedy duo of Miss Gerda (Linda Haggar) and Miss Candy-Girl (Fahey Younger). They're cheeky, mischievous, and utterly comedic.
Their new work, Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan, is a cross between a chat show and a war crimes trial. It's a gloriously wrong mish-mash of panel show, TV infotainment, ritual humiliation and Susans. New characters include the strangely alluring yet repulsive Sa'faris, mining magnate/enviro vandals and proprietors of a game park naturists' reserve; and Safcol and Birdseye the opinionated mermaids among others.
Miss Itchy has left audiences in stitches at Edinburgh Fringe, LA's Wired for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe.
Miss Itchy's influence on the Melbourne comedy scene is immeasurable. Universally loved and revered by other comedians these two are arguably two of the most original, bodacious and accomplished comedians in Australia today.
Do yourself a favour and secure your spot for this one hour show. Tickets are $22-26.50 and can be booked via the Comedy Festival site (link below.)