Judith Lucy is one of our all time favourite interviews here on Balance.
Through her humour and her humility, Judith reminds us that even famous comedians don’t have the perfect life and being a middle-aged woman certainly has it’s challenges, but it doesn’t have to get the better of you!
So when we heard she had teamed up with Denise Scott, for a show about mid-life Disappointments we couldn’t help but share! Disappointments is currently showing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and will be touring Sydney in May and Brisbane in July.
Denise was recently interviewed by Kerrie O’Brien for the Age about the show and confessed that the last couple of years have been tough and she spent a lot of 2016 just lying on her bed.
We know just how she feels!
“I spent a lot of 2016 – and I mean a lot of time – lying on my bed. Just sort of lying there. And it was, apart from the fact that my arthritis had gotten really bad, it was like … my dog had died, my kids live overseas, there were no parents left to look after and I didn’t have work. I really lost my mojo a bit. So yeah, I sort of thought I might just lie down for a minute and a year went by.”
“Somehow the dog dying … that seemed to be my excuse to go, ‘Well, that’s it now’. It’s been quite good I think. I don’t think necessarily your shit catches up with you but I reckon in most cases it does. I think shit caught up with me. A lifetime of stuff.”
O’Brien writes that at a certain point, Scott realised things were not moving towards a natural conclusion. So she took herself off to counselling, for the first time in 22 years; it made a big difference. “I was going a bit crazy in my own head. It’s like just saying stuff out loud sometimes is enough.”
So it seems the new show with Judith might also be part of that therapy! According to its playbill, Disappointments “will help you embrace your mediocrity along with your shattered dreams and leave you walking out feeling proud!”
Judith and Denise apparently sing, dance, lie down a lot and learn to love their disappointments.
On The Project this week Denise and Judith said they’d had lots of career disappointments in the last few years.
“We did pitch a morning show, I mean what’s not to love about that, just music, interviews,” Denise said
“Crochet, I’ve had that many crises with crochet it would be riveting and arthritis, I’ve got arthritis, it would be riveting.”
Judith said the set for Disappointment includes two beds “if we’re honest about it we’ve simply reached an age where we’re less keen about stand-up and a lot more interested in lie down comedy.”
The show has already been a smash hit at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, playing to sold out crowds and here’s what the fans have to say:
Disappointments is at Arts Centre Melbourne, April 13–16, 20-22, and at the State Theatre, Sydney, May 5-6 and in Brisbane 19th-23rd July .
Watch our interview with Judith here…
Scotty and Jude couldn’t be happier; every element of their lives is simply perfect. They love their bodies, their careers, the people they have chosen to be surrounded by and they love who they are, the women that they have become. Their souls are fit to bursting! Every day is another perfect gift from the universe!
Well that’s certainly what they’ve written on their Facebook pages. Come along and see what a crock of shit that actually is. Truthfully their lives are full of… disappointments.
Scotty and Jude are back together again and on a mission that will help you embrace your mediocrity along with your shattered dreams and leave you walking out feeling proud! They’ll sing, they’ll dance, they’ll lie down a lot and they’ll learn to love their disappointments. You won’t want to miss this unforgettable evening of comedy.
Denise Scott on Judith Lucy: “Years ago, when my career was going no-where, Judith Lucy did a show with me that turned my life around. Now that Jude’s career has hit rock bottom the least I can do is return the favour. #Sisters doin’ it for one another.”
Judith Lucy on Denise Scott: “To be honest my first choice was Celia Pacquola but Scotty is ABSOLUTELY my second favourite comedian.”
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