Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning comedian. In 2012, Felicity stole the hearts and the stars of the critics with her deeply personal but hilarious show The Hedgehog Dilemma. The critical acclaim arrived en mass and the outstanding reviews rolled in from start to finish.
But amongst the accolades, the self-congratulations and the tearstained Angus beef burgers, she realised that when it comes down to it, this is still a ridiculous job. Who else gets a round of applause before they even walk into their office? Who makes people pay for them before they’ve started work? Comedians! That’s who. In this straight-up stand-up show, she takes you through big intros, autotune, her love for junkies, the butchering of language, anxiety attacks, holding a duck and big finishes. She’s putting her cards on the table and her dick on her sleeve. Is that how the saying goes?
First seen on the Australian comedy scene in 2005 in Ten Network’s popular sketch show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, Felicity has since gone on to become one of Down-Under’s favourite funny people, appearing in ABC’s prominent music comedy quiz show Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here (Channel 7), Good News Week (Channel Ten) and has her own stand-up comedy special as part of ABC2’s Warehouse Comedy. In 2008, she won Best Newcomer for the Melbourne Airport Award and has since been reeling in awards and nominations. 2012 was her year, with The Hedgehog Dilemma receiving a nomination, if not the award, at every major Australian festival.
She has toured internationally from London to LA to Hong Kong to Singapore, and last year co-starred in Working Dog Productions’ (the makers of The Castle and The Dish) Australian comedy feature film Any Questions For Ben? In her brief time in the UK last year she appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and from the Edinburgh Fringe was invited to perform The Hedgehog Dilemma in LA at the Hollywood Improv. Since then, she’s appeared at many of her prestigious family barbeques.
PRESS ON THE HEDGEHOG DILEMMA
“Ward is a consummate performer… for straight up stand up, [Felicity Ward] will be difficult to beat” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“Will drive you to tears of laughter” BIG ISSUE
“Not only a belly-aching comedienne but a quality actress too” BROADWAYBABY.COM
“A brilliant display of stand-up… she’s got the lot” LONDONISFUNNY.COM
“An excellent clowning-cum-confessional character comedy romp” SUNDAY TIMES
“A spiky ball of fun to embrace” THE SCOTSMAN
“Original, sharp, slightly barmy comedy” EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE
“A filthy, high speed hour of breathless laughs” THE LIST
”Very very funny… Ward is a force of nature” CHORTLE
“This is sharp comedy with a lovable core… thoroughly appealing” FEST MAG
“Extremely animated and compelling” THE SKINNY
“Ward exuded charm from the outset… the audience were mesmerised by her wry and sparkling commentaries” THREE WEEKS
“Tremendously entertaining and charmingly funny” TIME OUT
“Hectic, energetic and extremely funny” ONE4REVIEW.COM
“Felicity Ward has an admirable exuberance about her” THE STAGE
“One to watch” THE TIMES
Felicity Ward: Irregardless
Underbelly, Bristo Square
10pm (1 hour)
Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on ‘The Power of Funny’, former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.