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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Complete First Season's X & Y Gig

I just got home from another Complete First Season performance - this time, an all musical comedy show. Our friends at the X & Y Bar on Ann Street, Fortitude Valley are trying to establish a regular musical comedy room called "Laugh Your X Off" and we were some of the peeps who got to perform, along with MC Chris Wainhouse and Brisbane musical comedic duo The Laundromats. Jo was out due to Law Revue commitments, and Marc was out because... well... just coz, leaving myself, Alex, Grdo and Tom to take it.

One day, all six members of The Complete First Season will do a show together. Someday. Otherwise, 'complete' just isn't the right word to describe us. :p

We essentially recapped all of the musical highlights from "22 Sketches..." and "More Iguana: Now With More Iguana" but played three new songs as well, including a doo-wop rant about Masterchef and a fat-joke laden Beatles parody. All new material went down a treat.

This was a very new format for us, to perform as a musical comedy group, given musical comedy was only a fraction of our sketch shows. But the material successfully translated, which means we can realistically adapt it quite easily should we need to do it again.

I hope X & Y continue to do this event and get it advertised amongst the Brisbane comedy scene. There are so many open mic rooms and clubs that have been popping up over the years, but this is the first event I'm aware of in Brisbane that has a specialty (musical comedy).

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