I find it very surprising that this year’s Fringe is only the second time that Girls Uninterrupted have performed in a show together. Granted, the girls have personally known each other for a long time, but on stage they seem like such a perfect match it’s hard to imagine them ever doing anything else. Made up of duo Louise Joy McCrae and Nicolette Minster, Girls Uninterrupted are a genuinely talented, clever and laugh-out-loud act.
Girls Uninterrupted are Good Value, is their new show, a delightful hodge-podge of skits, audience interaction and pre-filmed gags, all performed with the refreshing confidence of two women who clearly know their stuff.
Their lampooning of Australian reality TV shows makes for the some of the funniest moments in the show, especially their take on “Farmer Wants a Wife” and what could have been a mockery of any number of renovation shows. It might seem like obvious ground to cover for a skit, but these ladies carry it off with such hilarious silliness that I found myself genuinely wanting more. But there are also the live skits, which are just as good. My personal favourites were the beauty queens from the Deep South and the girls’ take on baffling finance terms, but to be honest there wasn’t much I didn’t like.
If sketch comedy on Australian TV wasn’t as dead as Bert Newton’s wig, Girls Uninterrupted would surely be a shoe-in for a show of their own. But as it is, you’ll just to have to settle for seeing them live, which I highly recommend you do. It seems criminal these girls don’t have bigger profiles on the Australian comedy scene, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.
Girls Uninterrupted are Good Value is on at The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club until Saturday 13th October.
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