Comedy duo happy with country act
COMEDIANS Mandy Nolan and Nick Penn have embarked on a year-long comedy tour titled "Nick Penn goes the Full Mandy" and the show comes to Yamba next week.
Both comics will perform hour-long feature sets.
Nolan, who runs eight thriving comedy rooms from Casino to Currumbin, has fine-tuned an act that caters for country residents.
"Most comedians live in the city so they talk about things that concern city people," the Byron-based comic said.
"As a comedian that lives in a regional area and a tourist area I believe that I have a lot in common with my crowd so my comedy is about the things that they care about.
"I don't do jokes about waiting for buses or sitting next to people on trains because we don't really have that much public transport.
"I do jokes about having a Pap smear on a Friday morning and then ending up at a party later that night where the same doctor is one of the guests."
Nolan has been performing stand-up comedy for 26 years.
Penn, who has been based in Nimbin in recent years, is another industry veteran and has spent most of his career headlining comedy clubs around the country.
His droll observations about the casual approach of the everyday Australian has won him plenty of fans.
The comics will perform at the Yamba Bowling Club on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are $10 from the club. Show starts 8pm.