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Alex Hopes & Sabrina Stoffels Our First Rodeo

Alex Hopes & Sabrina Stoffels Our First Rodeo

RAW Comedy Victorian State Finalist 2023

There are only two kinds of comedy – country and western. Experience both and saddle up for Our First Rodeo, a stampede through the minds of two of Melbourne’s straightest shooting stand-up comedians (not a threat, just a fact).

All of Sabrina Stoffels' exes live in Texas. Alex Hopes’ wish they did. An unlikely duo forged in the fire of desperation, the blending of Townsvillian and Texan sensibilities has been seamless. Turns out, they aren’t that different. But with contrasting comedic styles, this duo is surefire to deliver bang-on laughs.

After learning how to drive in a cow pasture and using hay bales for target practice, stand-up comedy was next in Sabrina’s sights. She’s been honing her jokes performing around Melbourne and the United States, and now she’s ready to bring her personal, warm and conversational style to this down ‘n' dirty debut festival performance.

With a scalpel-sharp wit, Alex is Australia’s best (and only) veterinarian/stand-up comedian. That is, unless Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris have a ventriloquism act we weren't aware of. Deadpan, dry and dark, she was a RAW Comedy VIC State Finalist in 2023, but prefers her steak well done.

Spend the night with some country girls from different countries who believe in one thing – that comedy is the toughest sport on dirt. 

“This show impressed me much.” Shania Twain

"I can't even fathom what the second rodeo is gonna be like." Gareth, Horse, Telepathically we are guessing

Suitable for audiences 18+

This show contains: Mild language.


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