Through thick, thin

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Comedy - Sara Fitz­patrick

WHEN Aussie com­edy stal­warts Denise Scott and Ju­dith Lucy brain­stormed ma­te­rial for their lat­est show, they had no prob­lem de­vel­op­ing a theme.

Dis­ap­point­ment was an all-too fa­mil­iar topic for the queens of self­dep­re­ca­tion.

“Ju­dith and I didn’t have much go­ing on and we both had ma­jor projects – which we had been de­vel­op­ing – re­jected, so hence we were dis­ap­pointed and frankly we had to make some money,” Scott said.

“We re­ally love work­ing to­gether and the sub­ject mat­ter was all there, ready to go.”

Shar­ing a pen­chant for sar­casm and glo­ri­ous self-loathing, Scott and Lucy have un­de­ni­able chem­istry.

Lesser known is their fas­ci­nat­ing friend­ship ce­mented by tragedy.

“Ju­dith had ex­tra­or­di­nary suc­cess re­ally early on and I plod­ded away but we still did bits and pieces to­gether and then in 1999 we did our first show with an­other co­me­dian, Lynda Gib­son,” Scott said.

“In 2003 the three of us were do­ing an­other show and Lynda got the prog­no­sis of ter­mi­nal cancer and we kept go­ing with the show be­cause Lynda wanted to.

“Ju­dith and I think that that has a lot to do with why we work so well to­gether, be­cause do­ing that show when Lynda was so ill re­ally changed ev­ery­thing – the show was im­por­tant but there was a whole lot more that was hap­pen­ing that was more im­por­tant.

“Ju­dith and I re­ally bonded dur­ing that time and since then we have done two more shows to­gether.”

The duo have en­joyed a great re­sponse – es­pe­cially from women – to Dis­ap­point­ments.

Denise Scott and Ju­dith Lucy.

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