Tess Waters took centre stage at Girls' Night in Lismore.
Tess Waters took centre stage at Girls' Night in Lismore. Supplied

Dirty Girls' Night comedy

A FEW brave men sat in the audience for the Girls' Night of comedy at The Tatts in Lismore.

They were laughing just as much at the birthing jokes and sexual innuendo. Even the girl-on-girl gags copped a chuckle.

Emceeing the night, and the one to put it all together, was Melbourne's Cath Styles.

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Bravo for bringing Tessa Waters, Geraldine Hickey, Ellen Briggs, Lori Bell (Granny Flaps as she's known on stage) and Mandy Nolan all together for the run of shows.

The backroom crowd at The Tatts was in stitches for most of the night.

First up was Mullumbimby's Ellen Briggs who joked about female contraceptives, her children, an over-enthusiastic whinger in the lolly shop and the state of her decolletage.

The local knowledge and references always help encourage any audience.

Geraldine Hickey jumped over the line with her tales of coming out and exploring her new-found sexuality.

The comparisons to boganism and lesbianism had everyone in fits of laughter.

Tess Waters jumped on stage with what seemed to be a French accent (my friend thought it was Mexican) but she stayed in character throughout her slot.

The accent and persona was made even funnier by the admission it came straight out of country Queensland.

Waters joked about her lack of athletic ability and gave tips on how to "pick up".

She was distracted by members of the crowd and performed an Austin Powers style interpretive dance to finish.

Granny Flaps was up after the break and sang her way to hilarity. She warbled about her first night with her husband, her first night with her husband again but with more graphic detail and to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.

Giving birth and infections were next on the hitlist and a few below the belt suggestions saw her cross the imaginary line of decency.

Mandy Nolan, the Northern Rivers' favourite comedian, capped the night with tales of family life, celebrity status in Mullumbimby and the likeness to Ballina's Big Prawn. Luckily for Mandy, the prawn is here to stay.



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