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Snatch Salon

Nicky Barry Proclivity

Snatch Salon

Nicky Barry Proclivity

The road to ruin is paved with the bodies of those who couldn't last the distance. Comedy powerhouse Nicky Barry presents a rollicking comedic tribute to the grandest mistakes she keeps making over and over again on her journey to oblivion.

Nicky Barry is a comedy savant, storyteller par excellence, occasional actress, full time goddess and mother to four wonderful kidults. She lives hard, plays harder and then hangs about in dodgy bars sharing the wisdom acquired along the way.

Nicky launched herself onto the scene via Raw Comedy, making the state finals as an absolute newbie who had never done a gig. She honed her skills in the best of Melbourne’s worst open mic rooms and is now in high demand as an MC and feature act in rooms all over Australia and occasionally beyond.

Lauded by audiences and comics alike, Nicky was most recently nominated for Best Spoken Word and Storytelling at Sydney Fringe 2023. Described as:” frighteningly funny” in her first review, she is one of those acts that many comics are reluctant to follow. Her razor- sharp wit and brazen delivery are always a hit.

WARNING; This show contains traces of bad tattoos, disappointing lovers and evidence that may later be relied upon in court.

“She’s warm, funny, unpretentious and relatable” – Arts Hub

“The joke of the night belonged to Barry” – Australian Stage

“Quality filthy stand-up with heart” – Lily Fish

Suitable for audiences 18+

This show contains: Drug references, Strong coarse language, Political, religious or racial themes, Strong sexual references.


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