In this week’s episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with the incredibly talented Mandy Nolan. She’s not just your average comedian; Mandy is a stand-up comedy sensation, a prolific writer, a dedicated feminist, a passionate social activist, and a loving mother of five. Her philosophy is simple yet profound: to change the world, you start by changing minds.
Mandy’s comedic genius has earned her the title of Australia’s ‘funniest non-famous comedian’ according to none other than Wil Anderson himself. For over two decades, she has penned “The Soapbox,” the Echo newspaper’s most sought-after opinion piece in the region. On top of all this, she’s the author of five fantastic books.
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Mandy Nolan is an incredible woman with a wealth of knowledge and a unique ability to inspire and entertain. Whether you’re looking to improve your public speaking skills, seeking a good laugh, or simply in need of some motivation, this episode promises an engaging and insightful conversation. Don’t miss out – hit that play button and join us for a memorable discussion!!
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Mandy Nolan has been a comedian for over three decades. As a loud mouth lefty feminist she’s long used the platform not just to make jokes, but also to champion the big issues. She’s not only a domestic violence survivor, she’s brave enough to do a joke about it. Hailed by Wil Anderson as Australia’s ‘funniest non famous comedian’ people have always asked why someone as accomplished and commanding as Nolan has never got the national cut through she deserves. Nolan blames herself ‘I dropped out and moved to Byron Bay when I was 23. Before it was cool. Then I had 5 kids. Three husbands. Then I got old. As a
woman that’s not great for business.’
Nolan has delivered a TEDx talk, she’s headlined MICF Roadshow, Sydney Comedy Festival Roadshow and she’s struck comedy gold at Upfront at Melbourne’s Town Hall.
Mandy Nolan has done things differently. She has taught over 2000 people stand up comedy, including Emmy winning Hannah Gadsby, her Women Like Us
touring buddy and former RAW finalist Ellen Briggs and this year’s RAW winner Alexandra Hudson.
‘I love mentoring other comics, particularly women. It’s a passion of mine.’
In the Northern Rivers where she lives Mandy jokes are as much part of the vernacular as surfspeak. She’s authored The Soapbox, the most popular opinion piece in the region’s iconic Echo newspaper for 21 years. It’s seen her invited to pen pieces for the Sydney Morning
Herald, Quarterly magazine Lunchlady and work as one of the most in demand writers and podcast host for Mamamia. Sydney Morning Herald’s Bruce Elder called Nolan ‘the country’s sharpest and wittiest comedic columnist’. Mandy is also the author of 5 books.