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Wednesday
Mar252015

Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan - OPENING NIGHT THURS 26TH

BOOK NOW OR BE EMBARRASSED BY VEGANS FOR EVER!

Our's is the ONLY show in the entire 560+ show festival with a FREE MONKEY

What are you waiting for?  Tix available HERE

 

Saturday
Feb142015

Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan for MICF - ON SALE NOW!

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Good, now wash your hands and clap!

Wednesday
May282014

MICF Recap - Coming Up For Air

A recap. Not when you get a new hat, but a look back. Back to last month. What happened there?!

FIRST - we can not move a word further without giving our undying love and thanks to wickedly delightful, Jennifer Wong. She was our Sophie and Emoji. And she was perfect! Thanks for making us one of your THREE shows!

Tim. The very Reverand Dr Tim Harris is and has always been our 3rd Itchy nipple. He makes us be better than we are and we're SO lucky he still wants to play with us - after all we've done to/with/at him over the last TWENTY years. Thanks Tim. Holy shit, thanks!  

Jacq, our tech. What a friggen GIFT she was! Flawless, you answered our wishes! Zillah. Sarah. Jo. Susan. Gideon. TONY! etc etc etc...

Our first festival back in - we had been saying, 12 years but then it dawned on us - it's been 14 years! Utterly ridiculous, right? Right!

Now, here we found ourselves back. Back in a sinking pile of financial debt, surrounded by complicated and hilarious props and a truck FULL of sets and equipment.

By all accounts, it should have had 'disaster' written ALL over it. In misshapen, poorly spelled words. Miss CandyGirl's keeper (me) broke her arm the Saturday before opening night, which meant amongst other things, I couldn't drive myself in to the city, or put on my wig or carry anything heavier than a perfectly balanced bread bag!  Both Linda and my income streams had slowed to a trickle. One of our cast members lived interstate and wasn't available for on the spot rehearsing and our 3rd Itchy had a life and other jobs of his own to maintain throughout the madness. Oh plus, his beautiful mother passed away right at the beginning of the 2nd week of shows.

We'd built a set to the dimensions of the plans we'd been given - but one of us was wrong! We had a very technically involved show with lots of  cues and clips and interactive pieces - the drive of the show depending heavily on an acutely competent tech.  Our preferred time slot - which we'd cleverly chosen because we thought we'd not be fighting too heavily with other acts for an audience was suddenly absolutely chock-a-block with choices! 11 shows at 11pm?! What the merry frig were you thinking, Margaret? 

So - how was it?

It was exactly a STUPID amount of fun. Exhausting, emotionally complex and brimming to the tippy top with FUN. We fought for an audience. Most nights, losing badly! heh We're abundantly grateful to everyone who DID attend. Our new legion of beautiful Twinks and our long standing, loyal Bears. And blessed be those who stumbled in on a whim. For those of you who didn't walk out - we love you! 

Also, we remain eternally grateful to our parade of wonderful interview subjects or, Fucken Cunts In A Cage participants. You were all cuntariffic! 

The incredible beard that is, Dave Callan. Beautiful Joel Creasy. The totes fun, Sam "Bullshit" Petersen. Bev Killick (who was sitting in the audience, unprepared - but filled in admirably for Lawrence Mooney who sat up the back our room as long as he could then raced off to a conflicting gig). The thrice throned, Fabulous Adam Richard. Duck lover, Kate McLennan. The ridiculously fun, Nath Valvo. The exquisite bone structure of Rhys Nicholson. And audience member Luke - who filled in for Anthony Morgan who was detained at another gig but did turn up after the show to watch us get changed. :-) And we finished festival off with the insanely talented Wes Snelling's aunt, Tina del Twiste. Our previous partner in crime and darling bud, Fiona O'Loughlin and if you're trying to think of THE perfect end to ANY festival - then you're going to want to get yourself some of the utterly amazing, Sam Simmons. 

All of that, up there. THAT is as much fun as you can ever expect to have with your best friend in a stinky taffeta frock and tight wig. Are we doing it again? Bet your stash of hair pins we are!

For now - Fringe Festival next. September. We'll run in some new stuff, say goodbye to some old. I'll try not to break any of my limbs and we've already secured ourselves a more respectable timeslot!

Stay tuned!!

Mince off of Itchy xx

Tuesday
Apr012014

Reviews

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Monday
Mar312014

Reviews

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Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae

By Elyce Phillips

Australia’s only identical twin teenage bridesmaids, Miss Itchy, have returned with their terrifically trashy and incredibly wrong talk show Late Night Larvae. Miss Gerda (Linda Haggar) and Miss Candy-Girl (Fahey Younger) bumble their way through a jam-packed evening of guests, prizes and aggressive incompetence.

Late Night Larvae feels like ‘The Tonight Show’ with a possessed autocue, hijacked by your maddest aunts. The show was very rough in parts – Gerda and Candy-Girl both had some trouble with the script, and Gerda was forgetful when it came to the location of characters on the stage, directing her lines to the voices backstage instead. But with these characters, it really didn’t matter. Every little slip-up just added to the wonderfully unhinged energy Miss Itchy bring to the stage.

Though the jokes have been updated for a new crowd, old favourites like Alphonse the Room Temperature Pony remain (He is still a pleasant 22 degrees). The show’s ad breaks, in the form of pre-recorded pieces, were the strongest part of the show. Ads for a Christmas club and a safari resort on the Peninsula were highlights, and the running gags about Matt Preston are brilliant. The prize wheel was also hilarious, with some truly underwhelming prizes awarded to lucky seat holders.

Late Night Larvae’s supporting cast is very strong. Tim Harris brings a surprising amount of gravitas to the roles of Alphonse and newsreader Cliff Palate, both of which contrasted brilliantly with the constant fidgeting and belching of the Misses. Jennifer Wong was a stand-out as Sophie the Box Jellyfish and Miss Gerda’s special helper Emoji. The special guest for the evening was Joel Creasey, who seemed just as baffled by the show as the audience. It’s worth the price of entry just to see the spectacular interview format the girls have devised for their guests.

The humour prances around the line of good taste – some jokes hit the mark more than others. For me, a joke about the Apple factory in Shenzhen went too far. There is certainly some shock value in the show, but the stronger material was in their flirtations with the absurd, rather than the gross. Fortunately, there are enough laughs to be had that the occasional flat moment was never more than a flicker.

Late Night Larvae is not for the easily offended, but if you’re prepared to take the misses with the hits, you’ll have a great time. Miss Gerda and Miss Candy-Girl have produced a monstrosity of a talk show that could make a delightful end to your festival evening.

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae is on at Melb Town Hall – Old Met Shop until April 19

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2014/season/shows/late-night-larvae-miss-itchy-sn

- See more at: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=5888#sthash.CV8MOHwB.dpuf

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae

By Elyce Phillips

Australia’s only identical twin teenage bridesmaids, Miss Itchy, have returned with their terrifically trashy and incredibly wrong talk show Late Night Larvae. Miss Gerda (Linda Haggar) and Miss Candy-Girl (Fahey Younger) bumble their way through a jam-packed evening of guests, prizes and aggressive incompetence.

Late Night Larvae feels like ‘The Tonight Show’ with a possessed autocue, hijacked by your maddest aunts. The show was very rough in parts – Gerda and Candy-Girl both had some trouble with the script, and Gerda was forgetful when it came to the location of characters on the stage, directing her lines to the voices backstage instead. But with these characters, it really didn’t matter. Every little slip-up just added to the wonderfully unhinged energy Miss Itchy bring to the stage.

Though the jokes have been updated for a new crowd, old favourites like Alphonse the Room Temperature Pony remain (He is still a pleasant 22 degrees). The show’s ad breaks, in the form of pre-recorded pieces, were the strongest part of the show. Ads for a Christmas club and a safari resort on the Peninsula were highlights, and the running gags about Matt Preston are brilliant. The prize wheel was also hilarious, with some truly underwhelming prizes awarded to lucky seat holders.

Late Night Larvae’s supporting cast is very strong. Tim Harris brings a surprising amount of gravitas to the roles of Alphonse and newsreader Cliff Palate, both of which contrasted brilliantly with the constant fidgeting and belching of the Misses. Jennifer Wong was a stand-out as Sophie the Box Jellyfish and Miss Gerda’s special helper Emoji. The special guest for the evening was Joel Creasey, who seemed just as baffled by the show as the audience. It’s worth the price of entry just to see the spectacular interview format the girls have devised for their guests.

The humour prances around the line of good taste – some jokes hit the mark more than others. For me, a joke about the Apple factory in Shenzhen went too far. There is certainly some shock value in the show, but the stronger material was in their flirtations with the absurd, rather than the gross. Fortunately, there are enough laughs to be had that the occasional flat moment was never more than a flicker.

Late Night Larvae is not for the easily offended, but if you’re prepared to take the misses with the hits, you’ll have a great time. Miss Gerda and Miss Candy-Girl have produced a monstrosity of a talk show that could make a delightful end to your festival evening.

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae is on at Melb Town Hall – Old Met Shop until April 19

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2014/season/shows/late-night-larvae-miss-itchy-sn

- See more at: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=5888#sthash.CV8MOHwB.dpuf

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae

By Elyce Phillips

Australia’s only identical twin teenage bridesmaids, Miss Itchy, have returned with their terrifically trashy and incredibly wrong talk show Late Night Larvae. Miss Gerda (Linda Haggar) and Miss Candy-Girl (Fahey Younger) bumble their way through a jam-packed evening of guests, prizes and aggressive incompetence.

Late Night Larvae feels like ‘The Tonight Show’ with a possessed autocue, hijacked by your maddest aunts. The show was very rough in parts – Gerda and Candy-Girl both had some trouble with the script, and Gerda was forgetful when it came to the location of characters on the stage, directing her lines to the voices backstage instead. But with these characters, it really didn’t matter. Every little slip-up just added to the wonderfully unhinged energy Miss Itchy bring to the stage.

Though the jokes have been updated for a new crowd, old favourites like Alphonse the Room Temperature Pony remain (He is still a pleasant 22 degrees). The show’s ad breaks, in the form of pre-recorded pieces, were the strongest part of the show. Ads for a Christmas club and a safari resort on the Peninsula were highlights, and the running gags about Matt Preston are brilliant. The prize wheel was also hilarious, with some truly underwhelming prizes awarded to lucky seat holders.

Late Night Larvae’s supporting cast is very strong. Tim Harris brings a surprising amount of gravitas to the roles of Alphonse and newsreader Cliff Palate, both of which contrasted brilliantly with the constant fidgeting and belching of the Misses. Jennifer Wong was a stand-out as Sophie the Box Jellyfish and Miss Gerda’s special helper Emoji. The special guest for the evening was Joel Creasey, who seemed just as baffled by the show as the audience. It’s worth the price of entry just to see the spectacular interview format the girls have devised for their guests.

The humour prances around the line of good taste – some jokes hit the mark more than others. For me, a joke about the Apple factory in Shenzhen went too far. There is certainly some shock value in the show, but the stronger material was in their flirtations with the absurd, rather than the gross. Fortunately, there are enough laughs to be had that the occasional flat moment was never more than a flicker.

Late Night Larvae is not for the easily offended, but if you’re prepared to take the misses with the hits, you’ll have a great time. Miss Gerda and Miss Candy-Girl have produced a monstrosity of a talk show that could make a delightful end to your festival evening.

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae is on at Melb Town Hall – Old Met Shop until April 19

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2014/season/shows/late-night-larvae-miss-itchy-sn

- See more at: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=5888#sthash.CV8MOHwB.dpuf

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae

By Elyce Phillips

Australia’s only identical twin teenage bridesmaids, Miss Itchy, have returned with their terrifically trashy and incredibly wrong talk show Late Night Larvae. Miss Gerda (Linda Haggar) and Miss Candy-Girl (Fahey Younger) bumble their way through a jam-packed evening of guests, prizes and aggressive incompetence.

Late Night Larvae feels like ‘The Tonight Show’ with a possessed autocue, hijacked by your maddest aunts. The show was very rough in parts – Gerda and Candy-Girl both had some trouble with the script, and Gerda was forgetful when it came to the location of characters on the stage, directing her lines to the voices backstage instead. But with these characters, it really didn’t matter. Every little slip-up just added to the wonderfully unhinged energy Miss Itchy bring to the stage.

Though the jokes have been updated for a new crowd, old favourites like Alphonse the Room Temperature Pony remain (He is still a pleasant 22 degrees). The show’s ad breaks, in the form of pre-recorded pieces, were the strongest part of the show. Ads for a Christmas club and a safari resort on the Peninsula were highlights, and the running gags about Matt Preston are brilliant. The prize wheel was also hilarious, with some truly underwhelming prizes awarded to lucky seat holders.

Late Night Larvae’s supporting cast is very strong. Tim Harris brings a surprising amount of gravitas to the roles of Alphonse and newsreader Cliff Palate, both of which contrasted brilliantly with the constant fidgeting and belching of the Misses. Jennifer Wong was a stand-out as Sophie the Box Jellyfish and Miss Gerda’s special helper Emoji. The special guest for the evening was Joel Creasey, who seemed just as baffled by the show as the audience. It’s worth the price of entry just to see the spectacular interview format the girls have devised for their guests.

The humour prances around the line of good taste – some jokes hit the mark more than others. For me, a joke about the Apple factory in Shenzhen went too far. There is certainly some shock value in the show, but the stronger material was in their flirtations with the absurd, rather than the gross. Fortunately, there are enough laughs to be had that the occasional flat moment was never more than a flicker.

Late Night Larvae is not for the easily offended, but if you’re prepared to take the misses with the hits, you’ll have a great time. Miss Gerda and Miss Candy-Girl have produced a monstrosity of a talk show that could make a delightful end to your festival evening.

Miss Itchy’s Late Night Larvae is on at Melb Town Hall – Old Met Shop until April 19

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2014/season/shows/late-night-larvae-miss-itchy-sn

- See more at: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=5888#sthash.CV8MOHwB.dpuf