[COMEDY/PERFORMANCE ~ NSW]
A Club Adelaide – Loft, Thu 7 Mar.
Frida Deguise is in an exclusive club of one: an Australian Muslim female comedian. Whatever you think that might mean, prepare for your preconceptions to be dashed!
Regularly dropping the f-bomb, Frida certainly challenges stereotypes, declaring she has failed at being a nice Lebanese Muslim woman, and even her mother sends her death threats with letters cut out of New Idea! Her parents’ move to Australia, their marriage and divorce, her childhood growing up in Melbourne, three marriages, four kids and her start as a comedian give her lots of potential material to draw on.
Much of her humour plays on her ethnicity and religious background, as well as the clashes you might expect between first generation migrant parents and their Australian-born offspring, whatever the ethnic background. However, other sources of comedy resolve around every day experiences, such as the marital disharmony caused by a hoarder husband rubbing his hands with glee on council pick up day (I totally relate to that one!)
Frida clearly has talent and a wealth of comedic material to draw on, much of which is unique due to her club-of-one status. That said, I can’t help but feel that she needs to work a little more on her delivery. She adopts the same tone throughout and some of her punch lines get a little lost as she moves quickly onto the next story.
Overall, I think this comedian has a bright future ahead of her and I look forward to her developing her act in future years at Adelaide Fringe.
Living On A Prayer continues at A Club Adelaide – Loft from 6.20pm until Sat 9 Mar.
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