Friends with Detriments - Dating Stories by Candlelight

A cosy evening of stand-up, songs, and PowerPoint comedy that’ll warm the soul and fill the hole.

$24.00 - $28.00
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A man and a woman stand next to each other. The man, Sweeney, has a moustache and is wearing a plain black button-up shirt looking confused. He holds a single flower. Jodie, the woman, has blonde hair and holds a bunch of flowers and looks at the camera cheekily.

Image Credit: Nick Robertson

  • Written and Performed by: Jodie Sloan & Sweeney Preston

At the finest establishment north of the Free Tram Zone, let power non-couple Sweeney and Jodie wine and dine you with tales of modern courtship and cheeky anecdotes spanning moose attacks, accidentally being interviewed about dating on national radio, astrology, and Stanley Tucci.

Whether you’re on a romantic date, a friend date, a solo date, or a group date (we see you, Melbourne), venture out for a cosy night in, with two of the city’s finest young comedians.

You know when people say, “we’ll laugh at this someday”? Well, that day has come.

So grab your ex and call your tickets... (or was it the other way around?) as we swap shame for silliness this Melbourne Fringe.

About the artists:

Jodie Sloan is a Canadian comedian sleeping - I mean sweeping across the world with her stand-up and musical comedy. Jodie’s scandalously relatable comedic ukulele songs and wholesome stand-up clips have reached a whopping 40+ million views across all social media platforms. Her videos have led her to become a featured comedic voice on "The Hook Up" - Triple J’s dating and sexuality radio show, and a regular on lineups all around Melbourne.

Sweeney Preston is a Melbourne-based writer, stand-up and journalist who has performed comedy (and gone on dates, lol) right across Australia as well as internationally in Ireland, the UK, Germany and New Zealand. Passionate about bringing fresh and innovative comedy experiences to audiences, he is one of the creators and MCs behind the critically acclaimed "In Pour Taste: A Comedy Wine Tasting Experience" and the cult-classic festival favourite "The Late Nite PowerPoint Comedy Showcase".

Winner – Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2023
Winner – Best Comedy Dunedin Fringe (NZ) 2023

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