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A naughty match made in comedy heaven

There are some jokes and stories you’d only tell your best friends. Some a little too embarrassing, others a little too personal and most a little too dirty. Thankfully for audiences, Kellie Higgins (aka Kelfi) and Fiona Della Ca (aka Fikel) are willing to let everyone in on the joke. They tackle diverse and often taboo subjects through their collection of original songs and sketches. There’s everything from a song devoted to a mutual, abusive ex-boyfriend to more jokes and puns about female anatomy than you can poke a… I won’t finish that sentence.

From their opening moment as they wander casually onto stage through the audience, having a little chat, you can tell you’re in for a very intimate and personal night of comedy. They start by telling us that they’ve been friends since high school and then sing a lovely little ditty about how well they go together (better than a paedophile and the Easter Show, apparently). Like a lot of their sketches, it starts off innocently enough before going where most comedians dare not. Throughout the show, they really play off their friendship and years of laughing with each other. It doesn’t hurt that both have great voices and are natural actresses, taking on as many guises as French and Saunders.
There are moments when you feel that you’re just watching two schoolgirls giggling at their own jokes, but the silliness is kind of infectious. A few sketches miss the mark, but there’s enough variety and big laughs coming to keep the show going strong. Amongst all the schoolgirl giggles, there are moments of comedy gold. A sketch about a young savant called Sammy (I assume that’s what the sketch was about) is side-splittingly funny.
There are the real makings of a great comedy duo in Kelfi and Fikel. You can tell, to a certain degree, they’re still finding their feet and defining exactly who they are as a duo, but all shortcomings well and truly are made up for with a healthy dose of heart and an even healthier dose of hilariously questionable taste.


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By Benjamin Neutze   |  

Kelfi & Fikel details

University of Sydney
Sound Lounge
Cnr Cleveland St & City Rd, Chippendale 2008

Telephone 02 9351 7940

Price $18.00 to $20.00

Date 20 Sep 2012-15 Sep 2012

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