Judith Lucy And Denise Scott Share Their Disappointments With Australia

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  • Monday, 23 January 2017 14:23
L-R: Denise Scott & Judith Lucy L-R: Denise Scott & Judith Lucy
Look at your Facebook page. Now look at your real life. Disappointing, isn't it?

That's precisely the point of the brand new show, 'Disappointments', from Australian comedy queens Judith Lucy and Denise Scott. Having teamed up previously in 2013 for their live show 'The Spiral', Judith and Denise return with a brand, spanking new collaboration that explores the divide between our online lives and the real ones we're forced to deal with on a daily basis.


Characters Scotty and Jude couldn't be happier with their picture-perfect lives that are filled to bursting with love, laughter and good-looking friends. At least that's what their Facebook pages say. But like many of us, the reality is a crushing disappointment.

Jude and Scotty fill in the blanks.

Judith Lucy Interview

What is the new show 'Disappointments' all about?
You know how life is just one disappointment after another? You know how it’s just an endless, shattered dream that leaves you crushed, empty and wondering why you were even born? It’s about that; and there’s dancing.

You and Denise teamed up in 2013 for 'The Spiral'. Why get back together for this show?
That’s a good question because that experience was just a waking nightmare. Between you and me, I tried to get Celia Pacquola but she wasn’t interested.

Is it all comedy, or are there some serious moments in the show as well?
There’s no comedy at all actually. Scotty and I have decided that we’d rather express ourselves through movement, spoken word and puppetry.

What is the biggest lie you have told about yourself on Facebook?
I’m not really on Facebook, so my lying is confined to real life. I once told an ex-boyfriend that I was engaged when I couldn’t have been more single. I was so single that I woke up next to a guy, couldn’t remember sleeping with him and had no idea who he was but then realised that what I thought was the top of someone’s head was actually a jumper. That’s right, I was so single I was sleeping with wool.


What are you two looking forward to most about the Adelaide Fringe Festival?
Selling lots of tickets and skipping out of your lovely city with a truck load of South Australian cash.

Are there any other Fringe acts you really want to see?
Am I in any other shows?

Judith, what are the best and worst aspects of touring with Denise?
The best bit is that it’s great to hang out with someone who’s shorter than me, that’s really rare. The worst bit is that she’s funnier.

Do either of you have any other projects in the works?
No, hence one of the reasons for the title of the show. I’m really staring down the barrel of begging Coles Radio for a job.

What was the biggest disappointment of 2016?
It’s a long list, but I’ve had construction going on next door to me all year, so I’ve been woken up by Triple M breakfast most mornings. Mick Molloy is on Triple M in Melbourne. I love that man, but I only want to hear his voice at 7am if I’m sleeping with him.

Denise Scott Interview

What is the new show 'Disappointments' all about?
This may come as a surprise: it’s about disappointments.

You two teamed up in 2013 for 'The Spiral'. Why get back together for this show?
Because no one else would work with us.

Is it all comedy, or are there some serious moments in the show as well?
Look, we wrote the show to be all comedy, but I’m betting there will be some punters who find our final scene the most tragic thing they’ve ever seen in their life.


What is the biggest lie either of you has told about yourself on Facebook?
I don’t lie exactly, but I often ‘Like’ other people’s comments even though what I’m really thinking is: 'Oh shut-up, you make me sick.'

What are you two looking forward to most about the Adelaide Fringe Festival?
There’s nothing like performing on stage with your best mate, inside a tent in 40-degree heat, dressed in three-piece suits and swimming in your own and one another’s stinking, putrid sweat to make you feel really bonded.

Are there any other Fringe acts you really want to see?
There are so many acts I’d love to see. Question is, what with Judith and I having to have a wine (or two or three) and a good feed post show, not to mention a good chin-wag ('cos we will have only seen one another ALL day), will I have the time?

Denise, what are the best and worst aspects of touring with Judith?
I’m going to be diplomatic and say neither of us can drive a car, read a map or work technological devices. On the other hand we can always sniff out a good bar, walk long distances (both having orthotics) and tell one another we stink without taking offence.

Do either of you have any other projects in the works?
Yes! I’m crocheting a bedspread.

What's was the biggest disappointment of 2016?
You really expect me to give that sort of info away for free? Buy a ticket you tight-arse and come see the show.

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott 2017 Shows

6-19 Mar - Garden Of Unearthly Delights @ Adelaide Fringe
25 Mar - Perth Comedy Festival @ Perth Concert Hall
13-22 Apr - Melbourne International Comedy Festival @ Arts Centre Melbourne
5-6 May - Sydney Comedy Festival @ Sydney State Theatre
13 May - Civic Theatre Newcastle
2 Jun - Darwin Entertainment Centre
19-30 Jul - Brisbane Powerhouse

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