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Demi Lardner – 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

(Voice Over) She’s won RAW Comedy and So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh Make her feel very welcome It’s Demi Lardner Oh hey, I’m Demi Umm, I don’t know whether you guys can tell by looking at me but I have had a lot of Step-dads. They’ve all been the kind of man that would say the phrase, like ah They would say ‘look what you made me do’ Which.. is never good. It’s never a good thing It’s never like ‘look what you made me do’ ‘It’s a collage about my emotions’ ‘The macaroni represents how much I f*cking love you.’ ‘Masculinity’s a prison!’ It’s never that. It’s never that. The last one that I had, the most recent step-dad umm, he was interesting, he, umm He never slept. Didn’t seem to ever sleep. He would always just be like ‘yeah I’m a night owl, Demi’. Just a night owl. Which by the way.. is just an owl. *audience laughter* I’d just like it if we could all agree on that. (Voice Over) *Coughing* (Voice Over) Hey Demi? (Demi) Yeah (Voice Over) You hungry? (Demi) Yeah a little bit hungry (Voice Over) Yeah a little bit (Demi) Little bit (Voice Over) Go get a snack (Demi) Can’t get a snack, didn’t bring one Didn’t bring one out here, it’s a Gala, it’s very important I didn’t bring one, didn’t bring anything Oh, actually I did bring one thing actually I brought my secret stash (Voice Over) Oi! Got your secret stash? (Voice Over) Go get it then (Demi) Can’t, can’t get it, can’t Don’t know where it is I’ve left it somewhere Don’t know where it is, I need some help I would need ah, maybe 2000-ish people to help me But I don’t know whether they will I don’t know whether they’ll help me Oh my goodness, I hope they do Let’s find out, here I go *music plays* *sings* Where is the secret stash? Lookin for the secret stash Where is the box that I keep my secret stash in Let’s bloody find it Which one of youse got it Let me look for the secret stash and then have you got it, sir? and then I’m gonna touch this man Where is the secret stash? Gonna bloody find it I’m getting mighty hungry I need the secret stash Where bloody is it? Have you seen it up above? And get on the chairs and I’ll get a better view Sorry, sir, I can’t seem to find my secret stash Oh my goodness, Hello! Have you looked under your chair, ma’am? Why don’t you try looking underneath your chair? Maybe something, Ohh my God Oh my goodness, thank you so much You’ve done such a kindness to me *mumbling* *grumbling* Secret Stash! *Still singing* I’ve got the secret stash Here we go Back onto the stage You’ve been to Demi Lardner Get on the stage Most people use their Galas.. to showcase their best bits and I’m doing this Let’s open up the box see what’s inside the secret stash Here we go *music stops* I went to Uni Thanks! I’ve been Demi Lardner

100 thoughts on “Demi Lardner – 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

  1. Is this like a Neil Hamburger anti-comedy thing? Or is she actually trying to be funny? There are lots of funny female comedians. This is not one of them.

  2. i love this chick so i get confused when people call her cringey, i feel like u gotta have a certain sense of humor to find it funny? she reminds me of aunty donna, who not everyone likes (but i also love), so maybe they're a different sub genre of comedy…

  3. Really? I find this hilarious. I think cause it plays into a little thing called "Absurdist Comedy." You're laughing at how strange and bizare and possibly unfunny it is.

  4. Man, some of you are just being awful in the comments. It’s cool if you don’t like this and wanna comment about it, but fuckin’ a, stop attacking the people who do. I’m sure there’s a lot of shit out there that some of you like, while others consider it to be really stupid. Just let people enjoy things…

  5. She’s more funny when she’s not trying so hard. When she’s just on the aunty donna podcast or whatever, she’s actually pretty good. This isn’t very good for what she’s normally like

  6. Personally I find this absolutely hilarious and I hate that Demi gets such horrible comments, I hope she’s not too affected by them

  7. This is a particular type of aussie humour. I cry laughing (genuinely) at Demi's work, she hits a particular funny bone that not many comedians hit. So so funny. Her impressions are gold. I am also dying. You're missing out if you don't get it, but it's not your fault if you don't 😉

  8. The fact that so much of this is lost on the majority of you idiots makes it even funnier for the rest of us

  9. I chuckled as little during the beginning, observations that "look what you made me do" never precedes something good, and that a "night owl" is just an owl were kinda funny I guess…..then it got real dumb real fast

  10. She's trying too hard to be like Aunty Donna. The thing is though the members of AD play off each other and when you do that style alone you look like a fucking autist.

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