Ange Lavoipierre Is Bringing Two Shows To Adelaide Fringe

Award-winning comedian Ange Lavoipierre is back at Adelaide Fringe with two shows; solo show Your Mother Chucks Rocks And Shells and with fellow comedian Jane Watt in Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood. Both shows running between February 16 until February 26 be quick to Grab Ya Tix! Ange talked to Hi Fi Way about both shows and what inspires her to create these kinds of shows.

You’re coming back to Adelaide with two brand new shows Ange Lavoipierre: award-winning comedian Ange Lavoipierreand Ange Lavoipierre & Jane Watt: Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood. Are you excited to perform new shows? 
So excited, genuinely – I can’t wait to see the looks on people’s faces, because some of what we’re putting on stage this year is pretty strange, and this is its first proper run. Also, I’ve found a great fake blood recipe, so that’s one more thing to be proud of every night.

Can you tell us a bit about each show? 
Your Mother Chucks Rocks and Shells is an absurd comedy-horror set at 2am, when you’re desperate to get to sleep and willing to try anything. It’s about the specific kind of madness that creeps into that void. It’s also about The Exorcist. It’s not standup this time, but it IS spooky, internet infused, and effed up.

Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood is super fun nonsense. I’ve wanted to do a really idiotic two person show with Jane Watt for years now, because she’s one of my favourite humans, so I guess dreams really do come true. May contain: songs about Bunnings, a bucket of blood, slutty little plays. 

Your Mother Chucks Rocks And Shells is a very intriguing title to a show. How did that come about? 
It’s rhyming slang for a very NSFW line from The Exorcist. If you know, you know. It also perfectly captures the feel of the show: an exact midpoint between 1) poorly translated lyrical Greek poetry and 2) something an incompetent child might say.

In Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood you’re performing with Jane Watt. Have you both performed together before? What’s it like to perform together? Are you excited to be working together in another show? 
Jane Watt is my favourite person in the whole world to write and perform with, because I find most of what happens when she’s around pretty funny. We kind of grew up together but lost touch until I stumbled into her improv class in 2016. I left pretty quickly because I’m not really a nice enough person to thrive at improv, but I did use the opportunity to convince her to try standup. We did a split bill together, and ended up taking it to Edinburgh Fringe. Since then we’ve made two seasons of our web series Impostors. The only real problem with Jane is that she’ll always be funnier than me, but I’ve made my peace with that. 

Where do you get your inspiration to write new shows? 
I have an overactive brain which gets obsessed with things, and an overflowing notes app as a result. New shows mostly end up being about whatever my current obsession is when it’s time to sit down and write. One year that was Sociologist Erving Goffman, and another it was Krampus, Europe’s mythical evil Santa. This year, it was rewriting The Exorcist. I don’t really get much of a say. 

What’s your favourite thing about performing at the Adelaide Fringe? 
I love how much the whole city gets behind this festival. I also really love Adelaide Fringe audiences because they’ll go along for the ride, and my shows are perfect for that. Also, the dry heat is great for my skin.

What’s your funniest memory about the Adelaide Fringe? 
How to pick one? One year my boyfriend at the time broke up with me 30 minutes before I went on stage. Now that was funny. 

What are three words to describe your shows?
Your Mother Chucks Rocks And Shells: Unpredictable, intricate absurdity.

Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood: Farcical, puerile hijinx.

Fringe Interview By Anastasia Lambis

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