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Take a long, hard laugh at yourself

If you’ve ever been in a relationship or looked after a child then you should relate to The Motherhood’s ‘Surviving the circus’, a local comedy playing in Fremantle this February as part of Fringe World.

But who are the women behind The Motherhood? Seesaw found out.

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The Motherhood: Our favourite playground equipment is a slide because we’re all about enjoying the ride of life.

Seesaw: What is The Motherhood?
The Motherhood: We are Emma Krause (Mum of twins), Simone Springer (Burlesque Babe), Lucy Ewing (the silly Mum) and Jodie Lawrence as ‘Pony’ (the Fifo wife), four passionate women who are not only stand-up comedians but also mums, small business owners, authors, teachers, wives, friends and daughters.

We’re a group of mums who are real. We all screw things up on a regular basis, no matter how hard we try. We share our stories of parenting failures and these remind our audiences to have a long, hard laugh at themselves.

S: Career highlight so far?
TM: Our greatest career highlight is being named Best Newcomers in Laugh Resort’s 2017 Doustie awards.

Individually, we have had great success in the national RAW comedy competition and two members of our group were asked to perform at the most recent Mental Health Comedy Gala held at the State Theatre – ‘I Stand Up – For Mental Health’.

S: What do you love most about what you do?
TM: We love stand-up comedy and we love performing with each other for audiences that understand us. We also love being a voice for mothers to help them laugh at their own failures.

S: Tell us about your 2018 Fringe show, Surviving the circus
TM: Surviving the circus is a relatable, honest, self-deprecating comedy event for anyone who has ever been in a relationship or looked after a child. It will leave audiences feeling better about their own lives. This show isn’t just for mums. It’s a good excuse to have a night out with friends or to go on a date night with your partner.

S: Are you new to Fringe World?
TM: Yes. We decided to be involved this year because we feel our group is gathering momentum – female audiences are responding to our honesty and humour. Our previous shows have sold out with audiences giving 5 * reviews. Fringe World is a great way for us to promote The Motherhood and broaden our audience.

S: Aside from your show, what are you looking forward to seeing/doing at Fringe?
TM: We are honoured to be performing alongside some of Australia’s most talented comedians. Many of our Perth comedian friends also have Fringe World shows this year and we are very keen to check out as many of these as we can.

S: What is your favourite playground equipment?
TM: Our favourite playground equipment is a slide because we’re all about enjoying the ride of life.

‘Surviving the circus’ plays the Sail and Anchor, Fremantle, February 23 & 24.

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Fringe World: Surviving the circus

23 and 24 Feb, 7pm @ The Sail and Anchor Fremantle •
Presented by The Motherhood •

‘Surviving the circus’ is a relatable, honest, self-deprecating comedy event for anyone who has ever been in a relationship or looked after a child. Join The Motherhood (Perth Mums: Emma Krause, Simone Springer, Lucy Ewing and Pony) for this unmissable show filled with wholesome entertainment that will leave audiences feeling better about their own lives. Make sure you do your pelvic floors or you’ll wet yourself laughing.

More info: www.themotherhoodcomedy.com
Email: themotherhoodcomedy@gmail.com

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Fringe World: Colin Ebsworth – Jokes Magotes

27-31 Jan & 19-25 Feb 7pm (No Tuesdays)@ Hellenic Club of W.A •
8 Feb, 8:45 pm @ Scarborough Big Top @ Summerset Arts Festival •
16 & 17 Feb, 7pm The Sail and Anchor @ The Fremantle Comedy Factory •

Presented by Colin Ebsworth

He’s one of the most prolific young comics in the country returning for his fifth new hour of standup premiering at FRINGE WORLD.

After multiple sellout runs, award nominations and setting the record for being the only comic in the country to debut two new hours at a single festival and selling them out back to back he’s bringing the laughs again with ‘Jokes Magotes’.

He’s played across Australia with featured performances on ABC as a Raw Comedy national finalist, Disconnect and Falls Festival’s and even headlining W.A’s own Rottofest Comedy Festival.

His material’s been showcased at venues and shows all over, like Melbourne Comedy Festival’s own prestigious Comedy Zone and the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festival roadshows.

This year he’s gone bigger and better than ever.

No songs, no slideshows, no padding.

Just one hour of comedy, all killer no filler.

More info: www.fringeworld.com.au

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