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After a few weeks travelling around New South Wales, attending birthday parties and generally gigging around I returned to my old stomping ground – The Friend in Hand. Liam tapped me on the shoulder and said “do you want a spot Sue?” and I said “I could do that”.

Like don’t sound so enthusiastic. Inside my head I was panicking. I was thinking “what can I do?” The answer is one of my favourite stories “Silent Witness” which went down quite well.

One audience member said “I missed the first 2 minutes because I was laughing so hard I cried” and another man said “I had to go and get a drink”. I said “that’s why we’re here” – to get people to drink.

Here is the video and the running sheet friend-02-03-17. I hope you like it.

 

Sweenies Christmas special

Posted: December 21, 2016 in fans, gigs, running sheets, venues

Thanks to Jamie Kirk for giving me a spot at the Sweenies Christmas special.

Each comic got 3 minutes so I decided to do my teddy bits because that would be about my time. I think it went okay, lets face it “polished” is what the teddy stuff is all about. LOL

As you can see from the line-up it was a snap shot of the Sydney Online scene — all the regulars, supported by their friends and fans (thanks Sahar for bringing your pals). It was a lot of fun.

Everyone was very funny but Martin Curtis really made the comedians bawl with laughter with his references to their well-loved sets, Freddie McManus, Tristan Hayes and more (yes and me too, haha).

Three big sets full of oldies and newbies with Shanice kindly bringing half of the crowd (her mum and aunties — they are all beautiful in her family — lucky Wylie J!!!).

Here’s one for the Diary

Posted: August 25, 2016 in facebook, fans, gigs, reviews, venues

bunker comedy

FaceBook message from Bobby Deez:

“Hi Sue, I saw you perform at Harold Park recently – would you be interested in doing a 5 min spot at Bunker Comedy Night at Coogee Diggers on Fri Sep 2? Cheers, Bobby”.
They seek her here they seek her there — It seems I’m famous!!! This should be a lot of fun. Comedy. A new venue. And a lot of my good friends. ūüôā¬† Here they are:
Bunker Comedy  (Coogee Diggers)
CALL SHEET
Fri Sep 2nd 2016 8.15pm    
MC:¬†Luke¬†Joseph¬†¬†Ryan¬†¬†12‚Äź15¬†min ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Marty Bright                 5 min                       
Marcel Blanch­ de Wilt       5 min                                    
Dan Rath                   10 min
BREAK 9.15 pm                   
MC                          12-­15 min                              
(Special guest?)             5 min                                
Sue Thomas                    5 min                                   
Lee Reid                        10 min
BREAK     10.00 pm       
Cam Knight                  30 min

The gig turned out to be a lot of fun. I did the Silent Witness Story and got some good laughs in the middle, a little soft at the beginning and the end. ¬†But it was mostly good, there was a huge audience, a seemingly bottomless bar tab (no I wasn’t pissed), and I got a few very enjoyable comments from the nice people there when I flyered for my show.

My favourite comments were: “Surprisingly funny” (from a middle aged couple)¬†— “my friend nearly wet herself”¬† (the lady was pregnant — so I can’t take all the credit) and “you look like Meryl Streep” (I asked the lady in which film and she said The Devil Wore Prada, ho hum).

The “special guest” turned out to be my pal Justin Andersen who did a great set.

Farewell to Crown

Posted: August 23, 2016 in facebook, fans, photos, venues

I was gutted to hear that Crown Comedy at the Crown Hotel¬†is ended — I had some pretty good times there and met some lovely people — both comedians and the occasional audience member — it was my kind of room — lots of scope for creativity and your friends around you for support. I’ve started some of my best bits there and for all the above I am extremely grateful. Thanks to the guys who kept the room running, it takes a lot of commitment to run a comedy room, more power to their arms!!!

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Here’s Justin Jones’ epitaph on FaceBook:

“Hi everyone, It’s with great regret that I announce that Crown Comedy was shut down tonight. The venue pulled the pin on us suddenly before the show and we were informed tonight would be our last show at Crown Hotel.

I would personally like to thank Lee Reid, for starting comedy out west. Daniel Palmer, Kieran Daughton and David Tieck for starting it and fostering the loose-say-anything vibe that made Crown what it was. Peter Gleeson for the awesome artwork he created for us on multiple occasions. Our awesome regulars, Victor Lee, Sue Thomas, Sean Morahan, Rob Andrews and everyone else that made the trek on a regular basis.

Special mention goes to Tim McIntyre who basically never missed a show, and proposed to his fiancée during a show.

To all the MCs and features who helped us create those nights, thank you, you made Crown what it was.

I’m sad to see this chapter come to an end, but excited for the next. This all happened so suddenly, we’re unsure of just what that next chapter will be. For now, stay tuned to the Crown Comedy facebook page for any updates. We are hoping to find another room in the west but good rooms can be few and far between so please be patient while we search for a new home. If you have any suggestions for a suitable venue please pm me the details.

Let’s not call this goodbye, let’s just say goodnight.

Peace and Love

Crown Comedy”

Here’s Andrew Hastings, Paige Hally and me after an allnighter at Molotov Comedy on Wednesday night. Tom thought it would be fun to get a photo with us all wearing the new Sue Thomas T-shirt promoting my Fringe Festival Show “Another Bite of the Cherry”. If only I didn’t have me eyes shut. LOL. If anyone wants one of the T-shirts please send me a message with the gender and size you want. I also have mugs which¬†are quite cute.

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sue mug

 

Saucy spot at Oxford Circus

Posted: July 19, 2016 in fans, gigs, venues

The moment I found out Dan Muggleton was going to start Comedy After Hours at the Oxford Circus bar I thought — this is the room for me. I have bugged the shit out of him ever since (not literally shit, but who knows).

There’s nothing like a small dark room full of drunken people that says Sue Thomas is going to have a good time. Throw in a saucy tale and a few lurid insights (and the occasional free drink) and I am having a good time.

I’ve gone to Comedy After Hours¬†a couple of times and watched the show and it was a totally pleasurable experience. This Friday night (or early Saturday morning) the laughs are on me!!!¬†That’s a picture of Cait (you can tell she’s a lot thinner than me.)

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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?