THEY are so far right wing, they've nearly turned full circle.
The legendary Granny Bingo, the smash Melbourne International Comedy Festival hit duo, is making its way to Ballarat for one afternoon only this Saturday as part of Frolic Festival.
Maureen McGillicuddy and Edith Vale, the "stalled warts" of the international bingo circuit are bringing their anti-equality, anti-feminist views that are so outdated, even their families have stopped visiting them, to Trades Hall.
It will be eyes down and balls out at 4.30pm for the octogenarian duo who happily once boasted about baking a "no gay marriage" cake... although we heard it tasted terrible!
The creation of Melbourne comic duo Thomas Jaspers and Kyle Minall, the Granny's have been selling out all across the city and leaving a collection of brave special guests including Patti Newton, Peter Hitchener and Tommy Little in stitches in their wake.
McGillicuddy said she loved coming to Ballarat and was eager to see many of the tourist attractions the city has to offer including sampling boiled lollies at Sovereign Hill, a visit to the Botanical Gardens shrine for "that fox" Tony Abbott and our newest attraction, the dead Civic Hall palm tree.
"We're members of the Country Ladies Association, not to be confused with the Country Women's Association," McGillicuddy said.
"I'm the president of the Melbourne sub-branch and my mother was the former treasurer of the Ballarat branch ... until it went broke.
"This bingo is the CLA's outreach bingo and essentially any festival that wants us, we'll spread our balls far and wide."
The monthly Melbourne show is already sold out three months in advance with celebrities clambering to join in the fun.
Minall said he was delighted to share the Grannies with Ballarat. "It's really nice that there is a queer festival and arts festival like this. More and more regional centres are starting to have them, we're thrilled to be invited," he said.
Frolic Festival coordinator Jay Morrison said this was a bingo unlike any other you'd experienced.
"This is a rare opportunity to see two performers at their finest before they get their own tonight show," Mr Morrison said. "Come down Saturday and you won't be disappointed."
Tickets are still available for the one-off show and there are plenty of prizes on offer as well.
Tickets range from just $15-20. Granny Bingo is at Trades Hall, Camp Street Ballarat on Saturday afternoon. Doors open 4pm, eyes down 4,30pm.
Tickets can be purchased from frolicfestival.org
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