24/4/2012 Funny Stories and Fun Times

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La Boite Theatre was still in full cabaret flight on April 24, 1985. Off the Top opened a show called Pumping Blood 2: The Musical by a group from Sydney called, Funny Stories. Now I’ve searched Google and Bing and any other damn search engine I can think of for information about this show or group and there’s a dearth of information on them and onthis era – the recently pre-internet years. So for Funny Stories, all I have is the review of a younger me – “The ‘Funnies’ do an absolutely disgusting show for about an hour and 15, but they’re disgusting (totally) without being sexist or racist.” 

Off the Top also provided a late show that Wednesday night – I guess the public holiday the next day enabled that – a show called Fun Times Inc which appears to have been a Chris Maver extravaganza. Wow! Chris Maver is a name I haven’t uttered for a good 25 years or more and clever Mr Google advises me that he’s still producing ’em. (See pic below from Fruit Tingle Cabaret at Judith Wright Centre)

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Even back then, Chris Maver shows commanded a niche audience and Pip and I chose to miss the late show and return to Dorchester St.

 

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