Melbourne International Comedy Festival is currently on with shows occurring all over the city. I headed down to the Melbourne Town Hall last night to catch Hannah Gadsby's show Happiness Is A Bedside Table. I first became aware of Hannah from her work on Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight and this was the first time I had seen her live.
Her show focuses on the themes of adulthood and the loss of innocence and confidence people go through in childhood. Many of the stories she told were quite personal as she discussed some of the lows she has experienced in her life and trying to regain her confidence back again. Of course, there were also some very funny moments woven throughout the show, and her description of an incident on a water slide at an Adelaide water park when in high school had me laughing to the point of tears. It's a hilarious and poignant show that you should definitely go see if you have the chance.
Here is Hannah's short set from the MICF 2013 Gala: