Mandy Nolan.
Mandy Nolan. The Northern Star

Unearth your inner clown

THERE’S a comedian inside every person just waiting for liberation. While some workshops uncover the inner child, Mandy Nolan has been spending the last decade uncovering the inner clown and getting people in touch with what’s funny about them.

Richard Pryor once said ‘a laugh is the shortest distance between two people’.

It’s true.

Humour is the ultimate way to connect with an audience and to experience that sense of shared oneness.

Every month Mandy heads up Open Mic nights across the region.

Open Mic’s are a platform for new and seasoned comics to try their material and to gain stage time.

The tough thing about stand up is that no matter how funny you are in your bedroom or at dinner parties, the only real practise happens on stage. With a live audience!

The first Wednesday every month there is Open Mic at the Lismore SCU’s Unibar.

The first Thursday of every month there is comedy at The Courthouse in Mullumbimby.

Both shows are free, so from an audience perspective, you’ve got nothing to lose!

The nights are always MC’d by a professional comic, to ensure that the performances are kept to time and the night keeps rolling on.

Some of the beginner comics fly, some of them die – it’s part of the thrill of an open mic.

Mandy is MCing both gigs this month and is putting out a call for any new comics in the area, or people who think they might have something funny to say.

She can be contacted by emailing mandy@mandynolan.com.au or phone 0422 701 680 to register.

Don’t miss Open Mic night at the SCU Uni bar next Wednesday, June 2 from 7pm and at the Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby next Thursday, June 3 at 8pm.

Both gigs are free.



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