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Review: Fiona O’Loughlin @ Marble Bar

DATE: 28/10/08

SUPPORTED BY: James Rochford, Matt Dyktynski & MC David Smiedt

On its second ever comedy show, the Marble Bar sold out and was standing room only. Given that there’s a nice long bar to lean on, standing room isn’t too bad at all! The night began with a soft jazz musical act to wind the crowd down a bit after their day at work, this week guitarist Roger Black did the mellow honours. Then it was on with the funnies.

Every mum in Australia should be grateful to Fiona O’Loughlin for showing that mothering doesn’t have to be taken oh so seriously. By her own report her style of parenting evokes the escapades of a St-Trinian’s-4th-former, which must startle the neighbours at times…

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