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Carmelo Costa Sloppy Toppy

Carmelo Costa Sloppy Toppy

Following sold out shows (Belligerent 2022, Gay Horseplay 2023) Melbourne stand-up comedian Carmelo Costa returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival darker, dirtier and sillier, with his debut solo show Sloppy Toppy.

Gay, tired and a little bit anxious, take a tour with Carmelo through the gutters of his Italian vacation and emerge at awkward family dinners, asking the big philosophical questions, like “are we too hard on cockroaches?”. From cute depression discoveries to testing the limits of his lower back pain one hook-up at a time, strap in for one big overshare of a show!

An hour of classic stand-up, Carmelo delivers laughter by the fistful Dripping in dry sarcasm, with dashes of self-loathing, Sloppy Toppy is for those with a penchant for the dark and dirty.

A show about getting over the mess, whilst still getting under it, and learning a dirty top isn’t the end of the world.

'Will leave you doubling over with laughter.' ★★★★ What Did She Think

'Like a machine gun… held the audience in his hand.' Weekend Notes

'A willingness to be vulnerable and dirty and sad, and funny.' Praise Dionysus

Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Death and grief, Drug references, Strong coarse language, Political, religious or racial themes, References to or simulation of violence, References to self-harm and suicide, References to substance abuse, Strong sexual references.


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