Kirsty Webeck obviously likes to have a yarn, especially about herself and her family. Using self-deprecating humour, she meanders from the benefits of being mistaken for a growing boy to the hazards of being observed by pets during romantic encounters. Another conundrum: If your Fitbit is broken, should you even bother walking anywhere?
From sincere admiration for her dad to what she did to and with her sisters, Kirsty drew us into her life story. Her experiences as a single lesbian were part of that story, but mostly she talked about growing up in Canberra. She connected well with her audience and there was definitely a sense that many empathised with her.
It was clear that whether gay, straight, bi, or asexual, everyone found something to relate to—and much to laugh about.
This is Kirsty’s third year at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and she continues to hone her brand of positive humour. In addition to her solo gigs, Kirsty also performs as a member of The Dykeside, a trio of queer comedians.
Despite the photo, this is definitely a comedy show rather than a path to enlightenment. One could easily come away believing that being the bad one is more fun than being the good one!
After hearing Kirsty’s stories, Craig Macbride is pretty sure growing up without sisters was a bonus.
Kirsty Webeck – Good One runs until 9 April at The Imperial Hotel.
The venue is accessible. (However, they have the level corner entrance blocked and force you to climb a half step at the main entrance.)