Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. She is also an expert on all matters feminine, from the contrasting vulnerability and callousness of a woman’s heart to a mother’s worries about daughters replicating their own disastrous early forays in love.
A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak.
Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.
She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for The Hoopla. She has developed her own Humour Therapy and delivered a Commonwealth funded and researched project that made its way to International peer reviewed medical journals. She has appeared on ABC's Q&A, SBS's Mums The Word & About Women and is in demand as a corporate and club performer around the country. Her first memoir, What I Would Do If I Were You, was published in 2011 and her new book she describes as 'the femoir no man wants you to write!' : Boyfriends We’ve All Had (and Shouldn’t Have). Her third book 'Home Truths' hits the shelves April 2015.
With her keen eye for detail and dark wit, Mandy dissects the underbelly of intimate relationships to dish up a plateful of saucy belly laughs. If you like David Sedaris and Jennifer Lawson, you’ll love Mandy Nolan.