WHEN Mandy Nolan started her career in comedy, she was just a cheeky 18-year-old journalism student and one of few women brave enough to have a crack in the male dominated profession.
After growing up in Wondai and attending Kingaroy State High School, Ms Nolan made the big move down to Brisbane and began studying at the University of Queensland.
“I got a lot of work because I was a woman doing it, not really because I was any good! But when I hit 30 and had kids, things changed. I started talking about my life and about my frustrations and challenges. Things just started falling into place,‚ÄĚ Ms Nolan said.
“I improved almost overnight because I found my voice. I wasn’t emulating comedians I admire any more I was talking from my own experience,‚ÄĚ she said.
The accomplished performer has travelled far and wide with her comedy shows and has been given the seal of approval by Australia’s very own Olivia Newton-John, who described Ms Nolan as having “a wicked, wicked sense of humour.‚ÄĚ
Ms Nolan is bringing her two-woman show with fellow performer, Ellen Briggs, to Kingaroy on Saturday December 8.
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