Comedy Festival: Lauren Bok – Is That A Burrito In Your Pocket

Get up close and intimate with a Melbourne cool chick Lauren Bok in her debut solo show  ‘Is That A Burrito In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy To Have A Burrito’ as she rocks the shop and contemporary topics with her frank, laconic style, sporting a ‘Beer and Burritos’ t-shirt.  What’s not to like about this Aussie chick?

Mix and mingle in the glamourous electric-blue themed venue of The Forum and get a taste of the bustle of the swarming Comedy Festival masses about town at festival time, sampling a bite from her snack-packed show of knowing laughs.

Winner of this year’s ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the Adelaide Fringe, Lauren holds the stage from moment one and commands our attention with the ease of someone who loves a good old chat ’n’ debunk.

­Pass a happy 50 minutes in tight with your fellow audience, in a room you never knew was hidden inside this kitsch example of theatrical illusion.

Exposing us to many parts of her life – mum texts, girls-only brunches, the inner-North hipster paleo identity, her ‘torpedo-jellybean’ dog …and a touching tale of her Dad, she tackles head on the vagaries of contemporary life for a single girl in the city. She also mimes phone and karaoke really good.

Go for a wide-ranging ramble with Bok as she keeps you on your toes laughing all the way to her punchlines. Small shows in this Festival allows new talent to become familiar to audiences as well as trialling edgy work.

Her show is a pacey, cheeky punch in the face of Australian audiences disliking female comics. She wrestles this issue to the ground quickly, and her pacey audience interaction will see you grimacing and shaking just to join in!

Let Lauren start your night, catch a second show, grab a drink from one of the venue’s many bars or head out to Hosier Lane and city eat-treats. Witness one local girl cookin’ as a hot up-and-comer ready to take the Next Step. Say you saw her in the pink tissuebox.

Note. There are no burritos in this show.

is a dance-trained theatre lover with a flair for the bold, and non-traditional performance platforms. On-the-street or in the box seat, she is always looking for quality works that push the envelope!

Is That A Burrito In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy To Have A Burrito‘ runs 8:30 pm nightly, except Monday 28 March, til 3 April. Venue is accessible. Wednesday 30 March special needs access show.

Check out our guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for more great shows.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Lauren Bok.