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The Big Broome-Haa team with Annise, the winner of the audience joke.
Camera IconThe Big Broome-Haa team with Annise, the winner of the audience joke. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Carly Laden

Valentine’s Day celebrations took a turn for the humorous when improv comedy troupe The Big Broome-Haa performed their Valentine’s special at The Mangrove Hotel on Friday, February 15.

In a similar style to improvised comedy shows Thank God You’re Here and Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Big Broome-Haa crew performed a number of skits in front of a sold-out crowd for their first show of 2019.

Mediated by MC Hannah Thevissen, the performers were split into two teams — Hearts and Bones — with Big Broome-Haa founder Damon Lockwood as the swingman.

The crowd were quick to find themselves in stitches, with many side-splitting jokes and gags throughout the night.

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The teams competed in games such as a parody of Perfect Match, New Choice, in which performers had to quickly change the script when prompted; and coming up with as many rhymes as they could with a suggested word in a parody of Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals. During the show, audience members were asked to come up with a punchline to “What is the difference between online dating and fishing?”.

The winning response was “No difference, I only catch blowies.”

The troupe also scouted the town for new recruits when they held auditions at Broome Circle on Tuesday, February 19.

The Big Broome-Haa’s next performance will be on Friday, May 24.

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