MICF 2019 Review: “Woah, Alyssa! 2”

 It’s March and thus Comedy Festival season in Melbourne. This season, I was very excited to see the hilarious duo behind “Woah, Alyssa! 1” – Filip Lescaut and Colwyn Buckland – had made a return to the festival with their new sketch comedy adventure “Woah, Alyssa! 2”.

Housed within the intimate Crowded Within the Vaults: Pilgrim Bar directly beside the Yarra River, Lescaut and Buckland took their “Woah, Alyssa! 2” audience on a party plane full of thrills, spills and hilarity. I’m hesitant to spoil too much, as this show has a wide appeal however I will say that this show isn’t without the duo’s trademark dance breaks, fun songs  / props and costume changes. I can’t impress enough how the “Woah Alyssa, 2!” team are the champions of dance breaks! The songs chosen during the show were well chosen to match the duo’s stories, and much of the time the audience was bopping along and almost dancing in their seats to the songs – it was almost like we had been taken to a club.

Like with previous installments of “Woah, Alyssa!” the comedy sketches within the show had messages behind them – some about the misrepresentations of the GLBTIQ community and other more light hearted messages like the struggles of where to put your donation token when you buy a burger from a certain burger chain. The sketch that gained the most laughs from my friend and I was a sketch about saying the word “Daddy” (in a hot vs creepy way)! I literally heard audience members snorting with laughter at times during the show – a sure sign that people couldn’t help but laugh.

A benchmark of a great show is often that the time passes super quick, and that happened with this show. I felt like Lescaut, Buckland and the audience had gone on such a fun ride together and I was sad when the show came to an end.

VERDICT: Always relevant and consistently funny “Woah, Alyssa! 2 is a party plane to your destination of comedy and dance breaks! Highly recommended for consistent laughs and a fun night out – don’t miss it!

Woah, Alyssa! 2 is playing until April 7th. Tickets / information:


More information about the Woah, Alyssa! team: https://woahalyssa.com/


What’s coming up next for Tay Around Town?

Currently in Melbourne it’s what we call “Mad March” as there are so many large events and festivals starting / happening during March. Later this month, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) commences so stay tuned for more reviews appearing here on the blog.

In addition to my ‘9-5’ job racing into busy season (which tapers off mid June), I’ve also been working on some side projects – one of which I thought I’d highlight here (in a bit of self promotion) as it may be of benefit to any readers who are in showbiz. On Thursday March 28th, Social Media / branding guru Nathan Darma and myself will be hosting a workshop on Marketing and Branding especially for magicians and those in showbiz hosted at The Magic School of Confidence. My focus will be on broader marketing and how to leverage the existing marketing activities you’re doing to better achieve your goals. Nathan’s focus will be specifically on the social media side of things. We’ll also be hosting a Q&A session, so we welcome attendees to think of some questions they have to bring to the event. I’ve been working in various streams of marketing for 13 years, but also have a unique perspective as not only an audience member but a reviewer too so I’m sure the workshop will be valuable and thought provoking.

I know what you’re thinking – marketing is expensive / time consuming / I need to focus on my actual show – I’ve heard all that and more, yet I also hear the same comments coming from frustrated performers who have sluggish ticket sales or who haven’t tapped into certain areas of the market, that others have honed in on. What this all means is like that old saying goes (that has been attributed to many people), if you keep doing the “same thing” you’re going to get the same results / outcomes as previous so you need to change things up if you want to see a change in outcome. Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive or super time consuming. The workshop we’re hosting seeks to address this via leveraging marketing techniques and providing tips and ideas for you to take away and implement in your own plans.

For more information, check out the Facebook event here or Click here for tickets