The mother of all cabarets!
Funny Mummies is a cabaret show performed by mothers for mothers.
Following on from the massive success of the sold out "Funny Mummies Comedy Gala" tours, this show adds a spectacular cabaret twist to the comedy line-up. Through comedy, song and even circus, the Funny Mummies Cabaret Spectacular brings together our audience members to laugh at the hilarious side of parenthood, using cabaret to celebrate and commiserate over mothering fails and ever-relatable domestic dramas.
"The show was packed to the rafters with women, the line-up of mother comedians was fantastic and everybody had a wonderful time!" Sam Jockel, School Mum and ParentTV
As a comedy-based cabaret show, this is a production of technical simplicity, which promotes the coming together of a community of like-minded mothers to experience some much needed comic relief from the stress of day-to-day parenting.
This show is more than just a good laugh: we want mothers to improve their bond with each other through shared catharsis. We want them to bring friends, their family, their own mothers...in the hope that by sharing this experience they'll be inspired to share more and remind each other how to turn their own moments of failure and exhaustion into laughter.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Performances contain adult content / themes. Very basic set-up for stand-up comedy and cabaret.
Funny Mummies is the creation of award-winning comedian Jenny Wynter. As a comedian and mother of six (three of her own plus three bonus kids), Jenny fuels her parenting pitfalls into her performances and is passionate about producing comic relief for mothers, by mothers!
Jenny has been a professional comedian for over a decade and has trained in improvised comedy in North America with Second City, Loose Moose Theatre and has performed at festivals and venues all over the world.
She won the ABC iView Pitch Perfect Award for her web series concept "Viking Mama!" (based on her live show of the same name), Best Variety Show at United Solo Festival NYC, the Award for Excellence in Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe and is a Green Room Award nominee for Best Cabaret Writing.
Her debut web series "How Me Parent Good: And You Can Too!" won Best Conceptual Web Series at the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival, Best Web Series at the Worldwide Women Film Festival and the AusMumpreneur Big Idea Award.
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Unique Selling Point
Funny Mummies allows the audience to see themselves reflected on the stage, as mother performers share hilarious insights and stories through the fourth wall. The show is truly by mothers, for mothers.
Mothers can be a very overlooked portion in the arts: both onstage and off. This show aims to redress that imbalance and create a safe and celebratory space where performers and audience can bond together in a shared experience of hilarity. We want to create the feeling of an irreverent, at times inappropriate, mothers' group on a night out!
Marketing copy Poster templates Flyer templates Digital versions of posters/flyers for social media (facebook/instagram etc) Digital hi-res photos Video promotion clips for social media sharing Media release templates "Funny Mummy" book by Jenny Wynter
As word of mouth is so powerful amongst mothers, we recommend targeted distribution of promotional materials e.g. to playgroups/mothers' groups/C&Ks, etc.
Story-sharing sessions - via mothering-related organisations e.g. local playgroups/mothers groups whereby the comedians host an informal story-sharing circle, encouraging mothers to share their own experiences (not necessarily funny) with each other. This can be led as structured or unstructured as is needed, by offering storytelling guidance if desired, or just facilitating sharing. The hope would be that communities are inspired to host similar story-sharing circles afterwards.
Writing with humour workshops - via local writers/arts groups. The comedians are available to run workshops on injecting more humour into your writing and/or how to generate material and structure jokes. This is a fantastic opportunity for those already interested in writing to have access to comedic writing techniques which they can continue to incorporate into their work afterwards.
Invitation to local aspiring mother performers. With no pressure to do so (as we do understand that stand-up is terrifying to many!) we invite any local aspiring comics - through the story-sharing and/or comedy writing workshops - to try their hand at a 2-3 minute spot in the Funny Mummies show! We will nurture and support them with a rockstar welcome to encourage participation in a moment that will be the talk of their town.