March 2022 eNooze

Not everything that happens to us occurs with reference to something about us. To be calm, we must reduce the weight of our proud and unrealistic modern individualism – School of Life

Hello! How are you?

I know that the world is full of scary and sad stuff but it is also full of good things. This eNews is an attempt to share some of the good things in my life, with you, in the hope that they might become good things in your life too.

Making art

I had the very great privilege of working with Rachel Mia once more.
Here’s Mandy – we had so much fun coming up with her back story. She won this hat at the realtor (or possibly tupperware) awards in her home town in America’s deep south! Yes – those are tiny me/ Mandy falling from the hat!Rachel is a creative (and technical) genius!

MUAH/ Styling/ Photography: Rachel Mia

When you find yourself wearing a pink wig and wearable art by Gun Shy and Rachel Mia asks if you’re up for climbing a tree, you know you’re living your best life!
Tree/ magnificent bird images to come!

West Side Comedy

Me and my dear friend and comedy comrade/ wife, Nicky Barry, launched a new comedy competition night, with a musical element. We had two shows but sadly the venue was unable to host us any longer. We had a hoot and we love the model.
Nicky and I had also lined up an incredible bunch of hilarious performers, who we are keen to work with. So, watch this space for an announcement of new dates/ venue soon.

Photo credit: Darren Markey

Love film?
Love storytelling?

Then come and join me and working screenwriter/producer, Darren Markey, for an entertaining workshop, where you will build your knowledge of film and screenwriting.
SCREEN TALES is ideal for aspiring storytellers and/or screenwriters – and most importantly – anyone who loves film.

Photo credit: LB – Sharyn Booth/ Darren Markey – Leon Walking

You can book into either a weekend long intensive workshop in beautiful Blackwood (March 26/27), where Darren Markey’s first completed feature film THE UNLIT was partly shot, or over six weeks at multi-arts space the Palace of Magnificent Experience – POME (April 2 – May 14) in Richmond.
Find out more and book for Blackwood
Find out more and book at POME

Upcoming gigs

Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day. The theme this year is Break the Bias.

I’m going to be doing my bit to #BreakTheBias at Gaso Comedy – 8th March 2022
The Gaso, 484 Smith st, Collingwood. Doors 7.30
Gaso Comedy prides itself on putting on uncensored stand up comedy, so I’ll be there with an uncensored femmo rant (which will of course be hilarious and insightful).

Punch club – 10th March 2022
Upstairs at The Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanson St, Melb CBD
7pm doors. 8pm show start.
Punch Club: Thursday Night Comedy, is the newest weekly show in Melbourne.
Nicky Barry and I will be co-hosting a handpicked showcase of of some of the funniest comedians in Melbourne (& beyond).
Tickets: $7 presale / $10 on the door. Student tix $5.

Queer comedy – 23rd March
George’s Bar, 120 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. Doors 6pm, showtime 8(ish)pm
For the March edition our guest MC Julien Furnace will be joined by:

  • Me!
  • Josh Moyes
  • Maren Whittaker
  • Cavie
  • Thomas Banks
  • Luke Belle and more!

Unbridled  – 30th Mar- 2nd April 2022Bard’s Apothecary, 7/24 Crossley St, Melbourne. 6.45pm
Unbridled is back for Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022.
In case you didn’t know it was a huge success last year at The Butterfly Club (where, incidentally Disgraceful will be on in May).

This show needs to come with a disclaimer: causes doubts in the institute of marriage and “leakage” due to laughing.‘  – Weekend Notes
Book here

I hope this has cheered you up.
I hope you have some good things in your life.
I hope you can come to my shows.
I hope we can all work together to #BreakTheBias and create equality for ALL.
I hope you follow me on the socials! If not please do!
Thank you.
Love you.

Published by LucyBest

Lucy Best is an Australian-based British comedian, compère, writer and producer. She performs Stand Up Comedy, Cabaret, Music and Theatre around Australia and internationally.

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