"I saw some comedy and I LIKED IT" - say pop culture historians
"Archaeologists" have just discovered the "manuscript" that contains the original lyrics to Katy Perry's single "I Kissed A Girl". The song, it appears, was first intended to be about the quality of live comedy in rooms around Melbourne and the first draft of the lyrics read: "I saw some comedy and I liked it...."
"Scholars", having studied these "scrolls", believe Perry was in fact referring to the comedy at The Comedy Lair in Kensington. However, it is understood "record company executives" demanded the song be "lezzed-up a bit", and so has since been altered accordingly....
Despite this, Perry's "completely fabricated" inspiration, The Lair continues to present live comedy on the first Wednesday of each month, with the next show coming up on Wednesday 3 September....
Damian Callinan, being practically snatched from the arrivals lounge at Tulla, will be match fit after a month performing in Edinburgh and is our September headliner. MIX FM's George McEncroe, usually up early for breakfast show Two Women and a Metro, will be staying up late and making her debut in The Lair as MC for the evening.
Also performing, character chameleon Kate McLennan, from Foxtel's The Mansion; and rapidly rising stand up stars Mat Kenneally and Celia Pacquola.
Then, coming up in October - Dave O'Neil, Rachel Berger, Adam Vincent, Steele Saunders and Joanne Brookfield. Then in November, Lawrence Mooney.
The Comedy Lair: first Wed every month
Hardiman's Hotel, 521 Macaulay Road, Kensington.
Upstairs in Janie's Room.
Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.
Tix at the $15/$13
More info: www.myspace.com/comedylair
Sept 3 - Damian Callinan + Georg McEncroe + Kate McLennan + Mat Kenneally + Celia Pacquola
Oct 1 - Dave O'Neil + Rachel Berger + Adam Vincent + Joanne Brookfield + Steele Saunders
Nov 5 - Lawrence Mooney + more