Popular comedians hit theirstand-up straps in Broome

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Peter Rowsthorn and Fiona O'Loughlin.
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When two of Australia’s favourite comedians ventured to Broome for a one-night- only event, the town was left in stitches.

Fiona O’Loughlin and Peter Rowsthorn travelled to Broome to perform their latest stand-up show, Ron and Brenda Go Country, at the Broome Civic Centre on Thursday, February 7.

With many people filling the Johnny Chi Hall to get a glimpse of the pair in action, there was no telling what the people of Broome were in for.

The night began with a solo stand-up set by Rowsthorn, who really got the crowd going with plenty of side-splitting jokes about being a dad to teenagers and his travels around WA, including experiencing a “grand view of nothing” in Karratha.

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Next on stage was O’Loughlin, who spoke about growing up in a large family and how waking up from a coma temporarily turned her into a nasty person.

After a short interval, the pair took to the stage again to spill the beans on what went down in the jungle during their stint on season four of I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!

Rowsthorn and O’Loughlin spoke candidly about previous reality show stints, how their jungle journeys began, and what went on behind the scenes.

The pair also spoke about being blindfolded when they were transported between locations, how their characters Ron and Brenda came about, and told the people of Broome what some of their fellow celebrities, including Bernard Tomic, Danny Green, Kerry Armstrong, and Jackie Gillies, were really like in the jungle.

Rowsthorn remained on stage to close the show with a number of dance techniques he uses at parties. As the show wrapped up, the audience was left truly satisfied with the high-quality comedy that was on offer during the night.

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