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Kitty ain’t no pussy cat

Kitty Flanagan Photo Contributed
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THE last time comedian Kitty Flanagan was in Bundaberg it was mere weeks after the 2013 floods had torn through the region and the experience left an impression.

"The place was devastated but the people were fantastic and it was one of my favourite shows of the year," she said.

"It was nice to finally feel like comedy could be useful, even if it was only to give people a much-needed break from reality for 90 minutes."

Flanagan described her latest show Seriously as her most personal yet.

"I've been pirouetting a bit close to the edge for a while now and people are starting to recognise themselves in my work and they're not necessarily happy about it," she said, laughing.

Flanagan's comedic career has taken her across the globe to Edinburgh, Montreal and even Cape Town and includes a number of successful stints on sketch shows in England and Australia.

Growing up, she cites her parents as the most influential figures that led to her career.

"My father worked from home as a writer since I was 10 so the creative arts were always deemed a proper job in my family," she said.

"My parents never objected to my sister becoming a musician or me being a comedian."

Last month Flanagan came under fire for comments she made during her regular segment on The Project where she 'outed' Santa Claus.

"I was trying to make a point about scientists studying Santa and how ridiculous it is to study something that doesn't exist," she said.

"But that seemed to get lost in all the furore."

However, Flanagan said she was happy to walk the tightrope and there should be no taboo subjects for comics.

"So long as I'm well informed on a topic, I feel it's okay to make jokes about it, nothing should be off limits," she said.

She said comedians like Chris Rock were very inspiring as well as recent Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

"They are fabulous role models for me - the fact they write, perform, act, they do it all," she said.

Kitty Flanagan will perform at the Moncrieff Theatre on Friday, February 6 at 8pm. Phone 4130 4100 to book your tickets.

Topics:  comedian, editors picks, moncrieff theatre




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