After growing up in Alice Springs, comedian Fiona O’Loughlin feels most at home when she is performing in the country.
She will be in Wagga on June 20 with her latest offering, which she said is different to what she has done before.
“I feel more comfortable in the country and I feel we (the audience) can almost talk in a shorthand,” she said.
“It’s such a relief when I’ve got a big regional gig.
“Regional areas do miss out sometimes and I’ll be damned if I’ll bypass them.”
Fiona turned professional in 2000 when she realised stories from her real life translated well onto the stage.
“I go through something that’s horrifically embarrassing and in the next 48 months it turns into a show,” she said.
“The most important thing for me is to make it funny.”
Over the years, Fiona has watched her demographic shift to encompass a younger audience.
She said it is a privilege to bring her comedy to a new generation of viewers.
“I don’t want to be one of those comedians at my age complaining about the generation below me,” she said.
“I’m allowed to live in two generations through my job.
“That’s the beauty of being a stand-up, you can be as old and fat and ugly as you want.”
Tickets to Fiona’s gig on June 20 at 7.30pm are available from the Civic Theatre on 6926 9688.
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