Fringe Picks: I Owe My Parents $65,000

Photo: Wild Kat Photography

Photo: Wild Kat Photography

Words: Jasmine Uitermark-Thaung

Last night I had the pleasure of attending my first comedy show for Fringe World 2016. Held in the cosy surrounds of the Pirate Bar; teacher, comedian, MC and musician, Sylvia Sippl entertained us with tales of her arts education growing up and the sum total of $65,000 she now ‘owes’ her parents thanks to countless music tours, drama lessons and violin upgrades.

Embellishing the show with anecdotal elements and hilarious musical renditions, I Owe My Parents $65,000 is a relatable piece exhibiting the lovable elements of raw stand-up.  

If there’s one thing you’ll appreciate after attending the show it’ll be the way Sippl serves up her stories on a plate, guts, fire and all. Not one to shy away from the less explored humour of high school teaching and the general dim wit a majority of adolescents possess, the 45 minute show will have you flashing back to your own childhood endeavours with a fondness and greater appreciation to the ones who funded it all…your parents. 

Remaining shows for I Owe My Parents $65,000 run from January 23-25 at Pirate Bar, Mt Hawthorn.

Find the event here.