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The List Operators
MORE FUN THAN A WII! 3rd - 22nd May, 2011
Performed by
The List Operators
Produced by Chae Lian & Richard Harding Gardner
Staging at PJ Live Arts
 
VIDEO PREVIEW
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SYNOPSIS
Fresh from sell-out shows at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival, the award-winning List Operators are heading to Kuala Lumpur, fart machine in tow, with their raw, raucous and ridiculously cool show for cool kids – MORE FUN THAN A WII.

This show is: This show is not:
1. Cheeky 1. Lame
2. Gross 2. A show about Fairies, Pirates & Princesses
3. Funny 3. Sensible
3a. Funny looking 4. High in fibre
4. Silly 5. Educational (100% Guaranteed)
5. Spelllllchecked 6. Spelllllchecked
6. Better than Ben 10, it's like Ben 11  
7. Downtownwrongtown  
8. Awesome!  

AWARDS
2010
Barry Nominee (Best Show) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Producers
 
CAST
The List Operators are Australians Matt Kelly (pictured RIGHT) & Richard Higgins (pictured LEFT) who are veterans of children's theatre. They cut their performance teeth at the legendary RMIT Union Arts in such shows as The Day My Bum Went Psycho, Andy Griffiths' Just Disgusting, and Roald Dahl's The Twits.
Matt Kelly & Richard Higgins
Individually, Matt and Richard have performed for kids all over Australia including Perth (Circus Soup), Adelaide (Kids Comedy Gala at Spiegeltent), Canberra (Questacon) and all over regional Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and ACT (Jigsaw Theatre Company and The Great Big Storybook).

When he is not a List Operator, Richard is a Clown Doctor at Melbourne's Royal Children’s Hospital.
 
REVIEWS
Herald Sun07/04/2011 Herald Sun by Elouise Winslow
THE LIST OPERATORS FOR KIDS DO COMPOOTERS: WIG-I-PEDIA!
The show was interactive, dynamic and thoroughly entertaining and included a great deal of audience involvement for the youngsters and their olds. Working with kids doesn't always make for a smooth and easy show, but the boys maintained their relaxed composure...+ more

Courier Mail Australia13/01/2011 Courier Mail by Alexander Fynes-Clinton
THE HIT LIST
This madcap comic duo vvill go to any lengths to create a chaotic show the whole family can watch."For us, our show is (so successful) because it's a family experience," Kelly says. "It's not just the kids who laugh at our shows. The objective is to get the whole family to laugh together. That's the most satisfying thing for us." + more

Fringe Guru21/08/2010 Fringe Guru by Craig Thomson
THE LIST OPERATORS FOR KIDS
Their trademark silliness, love of wordplay and physical comedy, really shine through in this raucous show for kids... Operators Matt and Richard's exaggerated style and appearance is instantly appealing to young tearaways, and the performers make it clear whose side they're on in the case of parents vs. children... + more

Chortle.co.uk08/04/2010 Chortle by Steve Bennett
LIST OPERATORS FOR KIDS: MORE FUN THAN A WII
The List Operators clearly have an innate understanding of what kids love - but it would almost be a waste for this gloriously anarchic show to be seen only by children. Farts, gunk, comedy sound effects and boisterous play fights are par for the course, but including exaggerated 'yawn offs' or examples of irritating behaviour shows a deeper understanding of what makes their young charges tick. + more

Courier Mail Australia30/09/2009 Melbourne Fringe by Anne-Marie Peard
THE LIST OPERATORS FOR KIDS
Anyone who has spent more than three seconds with anyone who still calls animation 'cartoons' and prefers wascally wabbits to anime porn, knows that there are only four very funny things: farts, poo, rude words and men pretending to be old ladies. + more