Raj House, Fri 28 Oct.
Victoria Healy was given the nickname Dick Van Dyke in primary school. Looking back Victoria hypothesised whether the name possibly related to her being bisexual, her cheery persona or the inability to master an accent, but unfortunately her BFFB (Best Friend Forever Bully) was referring to Victoria being dirty like the chimney sweeping Bert in Mary Poppins.
Joining the contingent of queer Melbourne comedians coming to the Adelaide Feast Festival, Victoria Healy manages to keep her stand-up show moving at an acceptable pace with some great stories about her teenage years, sexual experimentation, recent coming out as queer and auditions for television commercials delivered in blunt unsubtle style. Her most amusing tales were about her teenage parties with Midori and convenience of deodorant cans, which had many in the audience in hysterics. I will never be able to look at an Impulse deodorant the same again.
She works her slightly awkward personality and unsubtle facial reactions nicely into the show, both in her stories and the exaggerated reactions to the audience. Victoria brings some welcome variety to the Feast Festival and the Australian comedy scene in general. Definitely keep an eye out for Victoria Healy in the future.