Last night was the latest in a week of late nights. With the Melbourne Ukelele Kollective on Sunday night, staying around at work to cover the Brownlow on Monday night and Camera Club on Tuesday night keeping us busy.
So yeah, it was a little hard to go out yet again, but I’m glad we did.
We started with dinner at KL Bunga Raya where we met up with Trudy, Saimon, Ben and Nikki for some Malaysian cuisine. I ordered honey chicken and if I’m to be honest, I have to say it was a little light on the honey, a little heavy on the salt.
After dinner we ventured next door to the Lithuanian Club where Lisa-Skye’s show “Ladyboner” was to be performed as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Lisa is a stand-up comic who does a wonderful job at making the audience laugh at some of the most awkward things in life. She recounts tales of her time working as a screener for a phone dating line. The life of a married couple living in her Greek grandmother’s “wog house” and an all round, somewhat revealing account of what gives her a lady boner.
At times the laugher is nervous as we’re challenged to accept and reflect on the ideas and desires of another. The nerves easily lost as what started as a titter at the start of a joke, becomes a full on tear inducing laugh but the time the section of jokes have come to an end.
It was a great show. Sure we went along because we have friends in common. But it is a reminder that as a city Melbourne puts on some awesome festivals, letting its citizens open their lives to those who care to attend. All the shows are incredibly inexpensive and I really should kick myself in the butt and get out and see more.
Photo not mine, taken from the Melbourne Fringe website.