SHIRLEY Power and Colin Mockett have been presenting shows at the Potato Shed since last century.
They were among the first to perform after the venue was opened, with a cabaret-style show based on the bush ballads of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson.
Since 2001, they’ve presented regular Morning Showtimes at the Potato Shed, and they’ve always kept two key constants – to use local performers and to be different from the Morning Showtime norm of ‘easy-listening-old-favourite-style’ concerts.
In this quest, they’ve presented musical biographies, melded old films to live music, staged period melodramas, brought back dead ancestors, staged comedies with grumpy old men and brought every style of music from Gypsy jazz to classic rock.
But they’ve never presented as themselves in pure comedy mode.
The next Morning Showtime at the Potato Shed is titled Laughter – The Best Medicine and it’s packed with humorous songs, sketches, jokes and skits – all presented by Shirley and Colin.
Expect everything from traditional Scottish ditties to Monte Python and old-style stand-up jokes in a tribute show with a difference – it’s dedicated to laughter.
So after all this time – it’s another first for the shed … Shirley and Colin’s pure comedy.
And, if that old Readers Digest headline is true, and laughter really is the best medicine – the audience will leave laughing and feeling much better.
Who: Shirley Power and Colin Mockett
What: a new comedy show Laughter The Best Medicine
Where: The Potato Shed, Peninsula Drive, Drysdale
When: 10.30am, Tuesday 11 October
Why: Morning Showtimes for CoGG
Tickets $15 include morning tea
Book at all CoGG centres or phone 5251 1998