LOST handbags, anxiety, toilet humour and mental health. Not your usual topics for a comedy show.
Felicity, uses comedy to break down the stigma attached to mental health issues and shows that nothing is off limits when it comes to comedy.
Her previous show (What If There’s No Toilet) is a heavy mix of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and mental health stories, I asked Felicity how this tour differs from her previous show. She said; “This show I wear the mental health stuff a lot more loosely. I mention it at the top and it is occasionally sprinkled out throughout the show. And I make no apologies about it, or having mental illness. But I think this is an easier show for people to get in on the first floor. Then they can come up to the next level with me.”
But it is not just mental health in the show. One of the funniest moments comes from a previously improvised moment when Felicity had been talking about work. This made her chuckle to herself on stage and she had to explain that she and her boyfriend try to amuse themselves by singing songs in the style of chickens. In this case, Rihanna ‘Work’. Now Chicken Karaoke is a joy to behold and does not fail to send the audience into fits of laughter.
During my interview with Felicity she did ask what she could do while in Stockton (possibly looking for some historical monuments or interesting places to visit). The best I could suggest was the half decent kebab shop at the end of Dovecot Street, something which made the comedian laugh uncontrollably.
The tour continues across the country until December .