Entertainment Hive 2018

Comedy adventures wrapped up in denim

By Honey B

Too much denim is never enough as powerhouse comedy duo Double Denim returns to the Adelaide Fringe in 2018 with a reboot of last year’s smash-hit self-titled hour of comedy. Double Denim is two girls, one fabric. Singer-comedian Michelle Brasier (FOX8’s The Slot, Aunty Donna’s 1999) and dancer- comedian Laura Frew (Bey Dance, Winter is Coming) last year picked up a sought-after nomination for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Golden Gibbo Award. In 2018 they combine their unique talents again to gift you a return season of absurd fun, high-energy silliness, 90s nostalgia, and a helluva a lot of denim. Returning to The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Double Denim’s two-week encore season is infused with dance, sketch, singing, jump rope and jokes. The funny pair will also showcase a new routine from March 8, Double Denim Adventure Show, from March 8. It’s part safari party, part murder mystery and all denim. Just think every Contiki tour that has ever gone wrong. Michelle Braiser from the hilarious, denim- loving duo says their shows are “a kids party for grown-ups.’’ Read our funny Q&A with Brasier below. What are the four things that set your show apart from the hundreds of others at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival. “We've got cheezels. “It's is a kids party for grown-ups. “It's two very silly women not talking about men and Adventure Show has tonnes of original music that we are really proud of in it.’’ What drew you to the entertainment industry? “Jesus Christ Superstar - the most ridiculous musical ever written. What a treat! “I saw it when I was very little and thought, I want to sing and dance and be very silly too!’’ If you were guaranteed success in another career, what profession would you choose and why? “I'd love to be a dog trainer because dogs are the best, or a vet if I could handle the stress. “Or an Instagram model because I am very good at receiving free things. An Instagram model with lots of dogs as a side hustle.’’ What is the funniest thing you have ever seen? “That video that is getting around of the little kid who is dancing on stage and balling their little eyes out, but also committing to the camp choreography one hundred per cent. “Look it up if you haven't seen it. It's incredible.’’ What would you be happy to die for today? I suppose realistically if I was going down I'd want to make it worth it, so finding a solution to climate change or poverty or the refugee crisis or the God-damn pay gap. “Something worthwhile, or a very good dog.’’ Double Denim Encore Show, Adelaide Fringe, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Cupola, until Sunday, March 4, 930pm. Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au  Double Denim Adventure Show, Adelaide Fringe, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Campanile, March 8 to 11 and March 15 to 18. Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au 
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