REVIEW: Fiona O’Loughlin’s My Brilliant Career

Sunday, 4 May, 2014

With an international comedy career spanning 14 years, Fiona O’Loughlin has seen some highs and lows. In her show My Brilliant Career, showing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Fiona O’Loughlin reflects on some of her stand-out moments as a comic/wife/mother-of-five from Alice Springs.

The deceivingly intimate-vibe of the Supper Room at Melbourne Town Hall distracts you from the impressive audience O’Loughlin draws. Despite comparing herself to a huntsman that is terrified of her audience, Fiona makes you feel like you are having a one-on-one chat with your favourite eccentric aunty.

Being a storyteller rather than a joker, Fiona O’Loughlin presents My Brilliant Career through a series of anecdotes. She reflects on everything from the time her agent mixed her up for a stripper and sent her to do a show in Port Moresby to when she dropped an E at age 45 in attempt to combat a hangover. Whatever the story, O’Loughlin has her audience sitting on the edges of their seats, anticipating that inevitable roar of laughter.

My Brilliant Career is well worth the tram fare into the city AND the inflated bar prices. I particularly recommend going to see this with your mum/aunty/grandma as an early Mother’s Day present. They will love it and so will you.