Wed 24th Apr 2019 - 9:30 pm
Fri 26th Apr 2019 - 9:30 pm
Fri 7th Jun 2019 - 7:00 pm
I know what you’re thinking, ‘geez Ruby Rose has put on weight’ – but no, that’s actually small time comedian Lily Starr.
Lily Starr’s brand new show ‘Big Lez’ will give you KD Lang riding a unicorn into a Women’s AFL game realness. She discusses love and life in 2018 providing insight into the intricate relationship between a grown woman and YouTube compilations of lesbian love stories.
Lily discusses everything from the plebishite to homos with fomo to her strong religious values and consistent worship of her one true Almighty Saviour Beyoncé.
Lily Starr aims to answer the Big questions:
Why doesn’t Kmart put all the flannel, denim and leather in the one section for lesbian convenience?
When will I get over Dana’s death? (- and no I cannot discuss Poussey yet!)
Am I attracted to Whoopi Goldberg or do I want to be Whoopi Goldberg?
Lily Starr has had great success since her solo debut in 2017 with her first show “You’re Welcome.” She was one of the Sydney Comedy Festival’s FRESH Artists of the Year 2017. Selling out her Sydney Comedy Festival run and an encore performance she continued her success later in the year at Sydney Fringe Comedy 2017 with another show “Mister.” Starr continued her success in 2018 taking her show “You’re Welcome” to Adelaide Fringe 2018 and Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018.
“What she lacks aesthetically she makes up for comedically.” – Tony Starr ( Lily’s Dad)
“No sequins, lots of comedy sparkle as Lily Starr takes (to) a Factory Theatre stage with a proudly titled third show: leaping from the search for good gay material in the media world (rom-com, or just rom), to substituting secrets from the world of teaching (don’t tell the parents, students or teachers keeping those secrets). And much more in-between. Starr is onstage comfortable in her own skin, and an authentic personality… Hetros were a silent mini-minority in tonight’s audience (society irony), yet no reason for anyone and everyone not to come along – it’s safe (enough) even in the front row, the picking on comes onstage and in story. “Big Lez”, the show and performer, is funny, no matter who ya fancy. Lesson right there, students and others...” - Chuck Moore Reviews about on “Big Lez” August, 2018
"Lily Starr's one woman show You’re Welcome was a tremendously funny look at entertaining, teaching and finding the motivation to do both in the current climate where everyone is a critic – especially students, if you’re a teacher. The show is also a lesson in how to pass as straight in a hetero-normative environment (the key is a cardigan).
A relief teacher by day, Starr dispenses with her Beyonce inspired alter-ego to do battle with surly teens and attempts to liven up their curriculum, often with hilarious results. The upshot of all this? Lily’s act, including accompanying songs (think Flight of the Conchords meets Kathy Griffin) is a refreshing night of comedy." - Joy Minter, The Buzz From Sydney 2017
"Laughing so hard you can't breathe, your mascara runs down your face and you put your back out." - Karli Sample, Weekend Notes 2017
"...entirely unafraid to vocalise her crude thoughts at any given moment...standout feature here is her vocals, which are extremely impressive..."- Henry Baker, The Advertiser 2018
"The teenagers in Lily’s classes - all of them - think twisting her name to “Mister” is funnier than anything their substitute teacher Miss Starr could come up. How little they know. A crushed enthusiast under the weight of enemy fire (school teenagers, hers to own for a fill-in day – LOL, the joy), and winning the battle, this is perfectly pitched tattle-tale-telling (on Lily, specifically), with wonderfully timed pressure-valve moments of laugh and buzz (both naughty words and Starr’s comedy reputation). Forget the sanctuary of the staff room. Starr on stage is alive with hilariously cynical (a.k.a. honest) stories of the joys (and not-joys), happenings, “Miss” triggers, and overheards in working and other life. With a room laughter-shaking the entire show, it’s obvious why her Sydney Comedy gigs sold out, and this one seemed likewise. Lily Starr finished up with an Emma Stone “Easy A/La La Land”-ish musical number, and a huge round of applause-soaked cheers. She thoroughly deserved both. Best class room visit/escape ever." - Chuck Moore Reviews about 2017
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