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/