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Please and Thank Yous - Melbourne Fringe

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melbourne fringe 2019
please and thank yous

So this was an hour-long stand up comedy show by Catherine McClintock. Catherine, apparently is the two-time RAW Comedy state-finalist. She has performed all over Tasmania and now Victoria – fancy!

Catherine opens the show at the Rattlesnake Saloon, with a joke on how excited she is to be in Melbourne(well after living for ten years in Tasmanian - anything would count as exciting )She then trails off onto her life journey.

The setup involves her being a Canadian girl married to a Tasmanian bloke. A couple of country jokes on that one too. They have two kids. Her script did pack a punch as she mentioned about kids TV shows which were meant for adults - Blaze and the Monster House and how `blaze` when used in Canadian terminology, meant a joint. A lot of Canadian lingo was used, which was refreshing!

She used her nurse life references as a great narrative,(well she can save you life if she wants too). As someone who has been in the exact same profession, I couldn't help but laugh as she vented her frustration.

please and thank yous
Catherine in action!

I'm going to go ahead and assume that Catherine's family has no idea that she's a comedian – or maybe they just have the best sense of humour in the world – because the stories she tells about them (like the time where she nicknamed her son Scrots because he is well endowed with his testes or when she accidentally breastfeed her dad ) are so hilariously wrong, she must be the queen of homemade "I owe you a massage for that joke" coupons.

You could have the most impressive script in the world – and she definitely has that – but without some great dialogue delivery to go along with it, you can only last so far on screenplay alone. It kinda felt like that towards the end. Probably a straight face would have done better. "Please and thank you" may not please all of the people all of the time, but let's be honest, it's stand up comedy! So go ahead have a laugh.
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Where: The Rattlesnake Saloon, 146 Lygon St Carlton 3053
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