Women Stand Up for WEL is a comedy event celebrating female stand-up comedians and raising funds for the Women's Electoral Lobby NSW. Join us on Wednesday 15th March 2017 in the auditorium at the Paddington Woollhara RSL for this special all-female line-up!
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Jackie Loeb - Described as 'Gobsmackingly Excellent' and 'Completely in your face funny' by publications across the galaxy, Jackie has maintained her reputation as one of today’s most hilarious and gifted stand-up comedians while simultaneously distinguishing herself as a versatile actor, vocalist, musician, voice over talent and writer. Jackie was the recipient of the prestigious MO Award for ‘Achievement of Excellence’ in Live Comedy.
Jackie has enthralled audiences with her highly original brand of comedy at leading venues across Australia and internationally. Jackie has appeared in comedy festivals across Australia and around the world including numerous appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Sydney Comedy Festival, The TV1 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Vodafone International Comedy Festival in South Africa where she was labelled the pick of the crop. Jackie has also performed several times on the London comedy circuit and at comedy clubs in Malaysia, Singapore and New York.
Julia Wilson - Described by many as the toughest woman in comedy, Julia tours the world with her dubious morals, having plenty of seriously dangerous fun along the way. This convent school girl, bouncer, accountant, stand-up comedian, whose humour refuses to be pigeonholed and personality can't be ignored would rather live her life with bruises and scars instead of being too scared to do anything.
Julia doesn't just take to the stage, she owns it. Her unique style of storytelling is delivered with such honesty and at a blisteringly energising pace that a shirt full of sore ribs is guaranteed.
Frida Deguise - It’s not easy being a mother of four, Lebanese and Muslim. But with a hijab and a microphone, Frida is smashing any stereotypes people might have of Muslim women in comedy. She is funny and outspoken, pushing the boundaries of perception and making her own rules about what a Muslim woman is allowed to say and what her audience is allowed to laugh at.
Frida performed in her first solo stand up show at the Sydney Fringe 2016 and toured with the annual comedy hit show, ‘A Very Woggy Xmas Gala’ with Joe Avati, and Gabriel Rossi. You can see Frida breaking down preconceptions with her explosive comedy act in regular appearances in comedy clubs around Sydney. With a passion for comedy writing, Frida has a gift for landing a good joke which she proved as a writer’s attachment on Gruen, where she was thrilled to get a joke on air on her very first day. She is currently developing a sit com and a feature film.
Some Saturday nights, Frida performs her one-woman footy dance wearing her Manly guernsey, but you’re not lucky enough to see that!
Sabrina D'Angelo - Sabrina is a Sydney-based theatre-maker and performer. She has a Bachelor of Acting from Theatre Nepean and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Puppetry from the VCA. Recent credits include: Zen the Pigeon Girl (Rock Surfers 2015), Why Do I Dream? (NZFringe 2014-Winner - Best Comedy, Nomination - Stand Out Performer), Amanda Palmer (Sydney Festival 2014) The Colour White (Westside Circus 2014), Crazy Bastards (Freshblood, ABC and Screen Australia 2014), We Are Happy (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012), 69°S with Phantom Limb Company (Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City 2011), The Fortune Teller (HERE Arts Centre, NYC, 2010).
Sabrina is a recipient of the Australia Council's ArtStart and JUMP Mentorship grants, and works as a clown doctor at children’s hospitals across Sydney.
Lou Pollard (MC) - In her long career as a professional fool, Lou has been heckled by 40 guys on a bucks night, interviewed by police and murdered on TV, all in the name of art. Lou has appeared in numerous ads and on Sky News, Playschool, The Today Show, Saving Kids & Saturday Disney
She is writing her 5th solo comedy show Kids In The Kitchen for the 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival, & has performed at the Sydney Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe & Woodford Festival, & supported Arj Barker, Peter Berner & Felicity Ward.
Lou also speaks on behalf of The Humour Foundation charity at conferences and hospitals on how to relieve stress with laughter.