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An impressive roll call of local and national comedy acts on at Perth’s Comedy Lounge as part of Fringe World

The Comedy Lounge’s legendary Late Show returns for another bigger and better Fringe, with hand-picked favourites and a few debut acts in one action-packed, side-splitting show.

Comedy gold lines up to tease, shock and submerse you in laugh-a-minute, punchy story-telling that’ll leave your face aching.

On the particular night we went, we were spoilt for talent, with lovable larrikin Mickey D playing the perfect MC, limbering the audience with his killer wit and mad facial gestures.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the opening act was none other than relatable favourite Amos Gill, who is winning fans with his own comic show The Sheeples Champion.

Gill was followed by very different and all highly entertaining comedians such as unique debut talent, Rudy Lee Taurara who delivers street-smart hilarity. If you get the chance, book tickets to see Rudy in his standalone show, You Wouldn’t Guess It.

WA debut Thomas Green is an outstanding and energetic funny man, giving us a taste of things to come from his solo show Cultivated).

The polished Sons Of Fred did a great job once more taking the piss out of ’90s boy bands, with quips of lip sync cheesy dance moves, while South Australia’s Lori Bell (aka: the cheekily named Granny Flaps) delivered enough ginger jokes and lesbian taunts to intimidate even the most hardened comedy goer.

Janelle Koenig is hilarious, singing and playing guitar with a witty serenade (replacing George Michael’s ‘you’ve gotta have faith” with “you’re gonna sit on my face”) while holding an audience member captive and having the rest of us in stitches over jokes about generational differences and sex, lots of sex.

Do yourself a favour and catch at least one of the Comedy Lounge’s shows to be introduced (or to revisit) the best of local and international comedy. These red-hot Aussie performers are heading to high places and you’ll definitely remember where you saw them first; in the classy surrounds of the Comedy Lounge, Perth CBD.

Annette McCubbin

‘Best of Fest Late Show’ performs as part of Fringe World 2021 at the Comedy Lounge Perth City on Fridays and Saturdays, January 29-30, 5-6, 12-13. Tickets are available through www.fringeworld.com.au.

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