Archive for May, 2016

One more sleep!!!

Posted: May 25, 2016 in gigs, venues

Here is the event for the Mic in Hand gig tomorrow!!! Please come!!! Jen Carnovale, eek!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/244268205932308/

I’ve been invited to play Wolf Comedy “A brand new comedy room at Knox Street Bar in Chippendale. Last Thursday of every month. Doors open 7pm” they say on their FaceBook page. I always look forward to playing a new room so I can stretch my wings (and do some of my old stuff, LOL).

Anyway I’m on at Wolf Comedy on 30 June. The story may be one of your favourites, I don’t know which one yet, check it out.

So the round up to date for my booked gigs is:

Thursday 26th May — Mic. in Hand (at the Friend in Hand Hotel, Cowper Street, Glebe).

Sunday 19th June — World Bar (Bayswater Road, Kings Cross).

Thursday 30th June — Wolf Comedy — Knox Street Bar in Chippendale (21 Shepherd Street, Chippendale) — doors open 7pm.

You know how I said I never win anything — well I was completely wrong. Here I am with the crown on my head again at the Crown Hotel in Parramatta. For me this is all about winning friends, a lot of lovely people turn up on Monday nights.

Anyway, it was a very enjoyable evening with a lot of other acts — sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious; I got my vibrator out and did a bit of show and tell. Everyone was happy. Which is rather my point.

Thanks very much to Sharney Nougher and David Tieck for these lovely photos. Me and a vibrator, what would my mother say?!

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I woke at 5 pm in a pool of my own sweat and thought ‘I must back up my computer’ — ever had that thought?

Anyway as I was doing it I found this review from Dom Romero, the first famous person I met as a comedian doing Raw Comedy, that first fateful night .

The context is Phuklub, that notorious and totally enjoyable room we had for years at the Roxbury Hotel; till they found out we were doing it and stopped us. LOL

The reason I like this review especially is because it makes me sound like a feminist heroine and it proves I was on Phuklub pretty much every time; for good or ill.

Here’s the review (Stand and deliver blog / Dom Romero ;  Sunday, January 08, 2012 –as seen 12/6/12) — click on the link for heaven’s sake! :

Zen and the art of complete and utter chaos

If I have misgivings or concerns about Phuklub, it’s the way in which it comes across as a naughty boys’ club. There’s room for girls if they can hold their own, titillating with out-grossing antics. That’s how it seems on the surface.

This isn’t the case, however. Ash and Blake offer the example of Sue Thomas, a regular fixture on the Sydney open mic circuit and of Phuklub. By day she’s a “librarian at the State Library who used to stalk Paul McDermott”.

“Sue’s on virtually every Phuklub,” Blake says. “She reads erotic fiction while we play the theme from Twin Peaks over the top of it.”

I just put a new story on Quotev called Small Change its a story about two fish out of water. One is a prudish girl called Lucy reluctantly out on a hen’s night and the other is Charles, a wanna be student and a stripper on his first night. I hope you like it.

Here’s the link: https://www.quotev.com/story/7912845/Small-Change/1

I’ve been updating my blog and putting a little bit of retro stuff in there. Thanks Michaela Kaiser for this great review!

From Weekend notes, edition 10, by Michael Kaiser.

http://www.weekendnotes.com/sue-thomas-in-heaven-and-hell-sydney-fringe-comedy/

The first time I saw Sue Thomas perform was at Sydney’s longest running open mic night, Mic In Hand (held at The Friend In Hand, Glebe) As she read her 50 Shades Of Grey-style tales, she immediately had the audience in stitches and I was genuinely crying from laughter Her comedy is unique and incomparable to anything else around. Sue says her favourite comment she’s heard from someone after watching her show is “My Mum and Dad liked your act” but I think her hilarious erotic tales are for all of us, if you’re over 18, that is (no kiddies at this one) I soon found that Sue was a regular around the Sydney Comedy scene and has performed all around the place, including The Comedy Store, reserved only for Sydney’s best talent (Oh’ La’ De’ Da) I had a quick chat with Sue to find out a bit more about her show and why we should all get on down there this September to kick off Fringe

What makes your comedy different from other shows at Fringe?

My comedy works on several levels. I do regular “bits”, like jokes, like other comedians but I also do my erotic stories, which I comment on from a “moralistic” standpoint (seriously, who writes this stuff?), I improvise. This year in an effort to break the show up a bit and provide productive pauses from the Sue wonderment I have asked two of my friends to do some of their stuff (Justin Andersen and Adil Varisli) like ad breaks on TV, I hope this will keep it light”

Both those support acts are great and with tickets at just $10, what better way to kick off the night with a laugh?

Excellent gigs coming up

Posted: May 10, 2016 in gigs, venues

People are always saying where are you playing next? Monday I usually go to Crown Hotel Parramatta, Tuesdays I sometimes drop in on Sweeney’s Hotel, Wednesday I often go to Mugg & Kettle and Thursday’s is Tudor Hotel or the Friend in Hand. But booked gigs? Here are my next two. Put them in your diary:

Thursday 26th May — Mic. in Hand (at the Friend in Hand Hotel, Cowper Street, Glebe).

Sunday 19th June — World Bar (Bayswater Road, Kings Cross).