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Rachel Stubbings – Doing It For Himself (Live Nation)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

I instinctively really like Rachel Stubbings, and I’m not quite sure why; perhaps it’s because, as she says, she’s “pretty, in an obtainable way”. She also handed out Percy Pig sweets on the way in, which went a long way to winning my affection. Stubbings’ comedy deals in anecdotes from her life, such as how she feels more at home at the children’s table at weddings, though there is also a peculiar moment in which she uses puppets of herself, and a scene of dancing with imaginary celebrities. Sympathetic and endearing, Stubbings comments that we risk sacrificing everyday happiness when too focused on pursuing goals, so we should try to do something everyday that just makes us happy. Today, Stubbings’ show did just that.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Cutting]