Super Cally Fragile Lipstick is the latest stand-up performance from comedian Cally Beaton. It is showing in Brighton as part of Brighton Fringe 2017 at The Blue Man Cafe on Queens Road on 6 May, 27 May and 3 June at 15:00.
Tickets are free with donations encouraged at the end. The show is 45 minutes in length.
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Only the second airing of this new material, we were advised from the outset that this was a work in progress as Cally prepares to take Super Cally Fragile Lipstick to Edinburgh Fringe later this year.
Cally uses her personal experiences and family life to take us on the journey through her material, which is relatable for all ages as she talks of experiences from youth to being 24 times two and everything in between!
The use of a prop flip chart added a new dimension to some of the dialogue - I particularly liked the effort of printing out the hundreds of emojis you find on your iPhone these days!!
As a comedian who is a mother of two, and who later in life found herself, in her own words - increasing her pool of potential partners by also including women - she is able to provide some interesting comedy comparing the differences of sleeping with men and women as well as explaining the lack of sleep that troubles us all, from cradle to grave.
The audience laughed from start to finish, and where there was audience interaction it wasn't awkward and people happily got involved as Cally was friendly and engaging.
There were note cards left out for people to leave feedback - however very little notes were needed as all in all the 45 minutes flowed well and there were only a couple of instances where Cally herself noted she may need to revisit.
Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick.
Accomplished and insecure; perky yet prone to crying; sophisticated and so not; a woman who wears lipstick and a testosterone patch, Cally emerges from the birth canal of her very own personal Venn diagram to muse amusingly on how being Super and Fragile can be OK.
And very, very funny. Just in case you didn't get that bit.
About Cally Beaton
Cally is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punchline-rich material. Her act is a rollercoaster ride of anecdotes, observations and stuff even your best mate wouldn’t admit to.
Cally took her first show, Cat Call, to Edinburgh in 2016 with her comedy partner Catherine Bohart (BBC New Comedy Award & Funny Women Finalist) where together they enjoyed 4**** reviews, sell-out rooms and received a Malcolm Hardee Award. They performed the show at a handful of venues in early 2017 ahead of Cally launching her debut solo show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick, at the Brighton Fringe in May ahead of taking it to Edinburgh for a month in August 2017.
Cally relishes engaging with live audiences and turning gender stereotypes on their head.
She is awesomely funny. And modest too.
- CHORTLE 2017: Comedians To Watch
- EDINBURGH 2016: Winner Malcolm Hardee First Minute Award, Cat Call
- FINALIST: Comedy Knights 2016; Bath Comedy Festival 2016; Max Turner 2016; Gotham Comedy New York 2015; Golden Jester 2015; Comedy Cafe 2015
- SEMI-FINALIST: Amused Moose 2016; South Comedian of the Year 2016; So You Think You're Funny 2015; Laughing Horse 2015; Funny Women 2015