The Listies Make You LOL this Saturday at City Hall
SPEWTOWN, Totes Importante, Nan Sale!, Wide World of Burps and Happy Barf Day are some of the songs by children's entertainers The Listies.
They have written books (Icky-pedia, full of disgusting new words to use), released music albums (The Listies Drive You Crazy and The Listies Go Bananas), and they are coming to Lismore this Saturday with their latest show, The Listies Make You LOL!
Matt and Rich are The Listies, two men whose shows have been rated "S for Stupid" but in a very funny way, and they are proud of it.
"The show is about making people laugh as many times as we can in an hour," Matt said.
"The show's got toilet paper cannons, alien attacks, a car that travels into space, there is vomit and there is poo-stained undies.
"There are highly realistic blood and guts. Actually they are not highly realistic. At all. The kids get to throw things at our faces, we play the world's oldest and smelliest computer game. It's like a party."
Aimed at children aged four and older, the show encourages adults and children to do things that are normally not allowed to be done in public or even at home.
Matt has visited the area before as he has friends on the Northern Rivers, so he knows that "audience participation encouraged" can sometimes get a bit out of hand here.
"There is a bit in the show where we ask kids what things they do during school holidays, and city kids say play video games, go to the movies, watch TV, but when we step out of the city area, it always gets bonkers," he said.
"Kids in regional areas say things like throwing sticks at ducks, or going into the backyard and tracing our shadows in mud and drawing faces on them and giving then new names.
The pair has been making children's shows for seven years, and The Listies Make You LOL is their "best of".
"It's so packed with poo and fart jokes that we like to describe it as our worst of, because it's a collection of our most raucous and disgusting sketches," Matt said.
"We are two big kids so we just think on what would be fun to do on stage."
Children and parents can meet the duo after the show and offer them their own disgusting new words to include in their repertoire.
"We wrote a book last year, called Icki-pedia, which is a dictionary of disgusting new words, and since putting that out we get kids coming to us and giving us their new ideas for disgusting words, some of which are just hilarious," Matt said.
"My favourite is 'ploptometrist', which is a doctor who determines if your butt needs glasses."
At Lismore City Hall this Saturday from 11am as part of the NORPA season. $30. Under 18 $22.