Comedy, Spoken Word & Storytelling, Touring

Kelly Mac: Wrong Side of 50


Tickets $15 - $20

Thu 15 - Sat 24 Sep | 50 minutes The Chippo Hotel
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After thirty years of marriage, Kelly Mac's not single but willing to learn.

Love pinot noir and elasticised waists? Struggling to match your lipstick to your prolapse? Wondering why Dutch ovens are ‘inclusive’? Then join this rising star from regional NSW for the Fringe premiere of her debut show.

Sure, ticking the ‘45-54 years old’ box has its perks, like flash rehab and zero interest from handsy harassers. But divorce and homelessness loom large unless this slacker grandma cancels her membership to Australia’s fastest growing club: Alcoholic women over 50.

Kelly Mac cut her comedy chops on brekkie radio in Coffs Harbour. In her first year she was nominated for the Australian Commercial Radio Award for Best Newcomer (she lost) and Best On-air Team (she won, with a little help from her co-host).

She entered stand-up in 2020, producing in 2021, and the office of the cheapest therapist she could find in 2022. She’s performed in the Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of the Take 3 comedy troupe.

With the kids full-grown and relapse a chardy away, Kel’s parenting advice is, “devon and white bread produce winners” and “never join the P & C.”

Show details

Show details
  • 50 minutes
  • Venue 1: The Chippo Hotel
Performance notes
  • World Premiere
  • Content warnings: Coarse Language, Verbal Audience Interaction
  • Performance accessibility:
    Thursday 15 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Friday 16 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Saturday 24 Sep
Venue details & accessibility
The Chippo Hotel

87-91 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
Telephone: 9310 5133


Access Notes:
Only in the main Bar area, Not in the space where performances are held

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    Mac's confident set begs for its own full-length show. Felicity Anderson - Theatre Now

    Mac delivers. The laughs kept coming from the rapt audience. Dave Tune - NOTA

    A fresh and honest perspective from a wise soul. Matt Young - The Story Chunder

    • Producer – Top Dog Comedy
    • Written and Performed by – Kelly Mac
    • Dramaturg – Marcel Blanch-de Wilt
    Presented by
    • Top Dog Comedy
    • Canopi Learning Solutions