Women Like Us – Mandy Nolan & Ellen Briggs


Women Like Us — Many Nolan & Ellen Briggs (Includes complimentary glass of bubbles)

Mandy Nolan & Ellen Briggs have joined forces for the first time to write a very funny collection of stories that examines what it means to be a woman, in today’s social media dominated world. And it ain’t always easy.

Date of show: June 12th
Show starts at:
Show finishes at: 11:30am
Venue: Beach Hotel

At 9am The Shack @ The Beach Hotel serves Bubbles and Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Rolls (no substitutes or dietary options avail).


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Women Like Us — Many Nolan & Ellen Briggs

Mandy Nolan & Ellen Briggs have joined forces for the first time to write a very funny collection of stories that examines what it means to be a woman, in today’s social media dominated world. And it ain’t always easy.

Thanks to biology, ageing and the complex requirements for social validation (i.e. wax yourself, lose weight, get bigger boobs, a smoother forehead, a smaller butt, no hang on, make that a smaller waist and a bigger butt) today’s women never run out of reasons to hate themselves or feel they ‘are not enough’. The messages are beamed from TV, from billboards, from magazines.

Well, Mandy and Ellen have had it. They’ve drawn a line in the sand … and this time they’re not going to sweep it up!

Women Like Us is for anybody who is feeling cranky and fed up with being told what they should look like, feel like and how to ‘behave’. Using hilarious accounts of their own lives Mandy and Ellen discuss how they have come to a point where they realise they are never going to be perfect and they are just fine with that.

They discuss a wide range of topics including early forays into feminism, the terrors and angst of parenting, female friendships, botox, body image, aging parents, teenagers, juggling work life with home life, snooty sales assistants, domestic violence and coping with mental illness.

So if you are feeling completely over all the media dazzle that points you one way then another, or sick of the opposing forces that make you feel guilty if you are a working mother and yet make it impossible to pay the rent or home loan unless you have a job, or you are just plain tired of trying to please everyone, be a valued member of the community and still have nice hair, then this book is for you!


About Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan is a true renaissance woman. Comedian, Author, Journalist, MC, KeyNote Speaker, Humour Therapist & Comedy Instructor.

Nolan is as at home on the stage as she is on the page. Able to captivate audiences from a diverse socio economic, age and gender demographic: from the rough and tumble of a late night comedy clubs across the country to the considered and measured corporate performances for VIEW Club, or Sydney’s Parliament House or Olivia Newton John’s Invitation Only Private Party.

A passionate champion for the underdog, Nolan is a first choice for Charities needing a gun MC, auctioneer or feature act, she’s first choice for Ladies’ Luncheons and even the blokes are giving her a look in with as comedy headline for Alfie Langer’s 400 strong audience (including the State of Origin Team!) for his legendary Sport’s men’s lunch on the Sunshine Coast.

Nolan has also MC’d the NSW Regional Councils’ Conference and has fronted the industry Awards nights for the Master Builders Association (Reg NSW) and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council two years running. As a facilitator Nolan runs comedy workshops for industry leaders keen to give their communication skills an edge, she has taught over 1000 people how be funny, and is expert at using comedy to reframe everyday challenges with special projects for Queensland Mental Health Week. She has also pioneered Stand UP for Dementia a peer reviewed humour therapy for people with Dementia, the subject of her TED talk. Nolan is the author of three memoirs, an artist, a Creative Writing Teacher, a regular columnist and social commentator.

Oh, and by the way, Nolan is also the mother of 5 children, who she credits as the true source of her creativity. ‘When I had kids, everything else looked easy!’

About Ellen Briggs

Ellen Briggs has made her name for herself as one of the best comedic story tellers on the circuit. She takes her audience on an observational and hilarious journey through life as an accidental mother of identical twins and the wife of a husband who is away working for 9 months of the year. She has made an art-form of sneaking really politically incorrect jokes onto the end of ‘nice’ yarns. She is the other half of Women Like Us the successful national touring show.