50% MORE LIKELY TO DIE
Nominated BEST COMEDY, Fringe World Festival 2017
Nominated West Australian Arts Editor's Award, Fringe World Festival 2017
As seen on Live at the BBC and her own ABC documentary Felicity’s Mental Mission.
In 2015, award-winning Aussie comic Felicity Ward wrote a show about mental illness and her bumhole (IBS). Much to her surprise, more people saw it than her immediate family and a guy called Gavin. At the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe it was the third-best reviewed comedy show.
After reading studies that people with anxiety and depression are 50% more likely to die in any number of circumstances, and always one to flog a dead horse, Felicity wondered if she could go further into mental illness (and whatever else she could get her filthy hands on) and still make people laugh.
As she was writing this show, she left her bag on a bus containing her laptop, keys, wallet and some pretty fancy headphones, and that made her write a show about a lady with control issues who loses her bag. Weaved together it makes for a lo-fi stand up thriller with some mental health jokes thrown in for good measure.
Now one of the UK’s fastest growing favourite comedians, she returns to Perth for three shows only.
Winner: Best Comedy - NZ Comedy Festival 2016
Praise for this show:
***** “A killer show… tremendous… unrelenting… so beautifully woven together…she’s so bloody funny” THE LIST
*****“This show is just the best I have seen… and then some. Kill for a ticket!” ONE4REVIEW
**** “A meandering and masterfully-crafted monologue… brilliantly paced, gloriously funny… she has the audience in her acid wash jeans pocket from the off… a heart-warming show” THE HERALD
**** “An engaging, quick-fire delivery that leaves the audience laughing every time…an extremely funny one-woman show that is worth seeing if you have the chance” ED FEST MAG