At a time of immense achievement in Australian comedy many people, including Ray Martin, consider Geraldine Doyle to be one of those country's top comedians. Geraldine's humour knows no bounds as it leaps from birth control to Catholicism and her own Irish background.
Geraldine is serious about her comedy. That's why she insists on writing her own material, working from her life situations and her incisive observations of the people and events around her. In her early days in her native Dublin, she was a singer trying to work her way up from a poor family background. Between songs, she would offer pungent stories about whatever was on her mind. Those commentaries, laced with her inherent good humour, became more and more in demand with her audiences until she saw things turned around. Soon, she knew that her humour was her way of sharing something grand with the world. Her fans have always known that they would get nothing but the best and funniest routines. And someone coming across her for the first time is shocked at how they've missed her for so long. She feels that comedy is a universally understood way of complaining about the world and she does that with rapier-sharp skill. She is at her best off-the-cuff and like the great comics of the past, includes her audiences in all that she does.
Geraldine Doyle travels from New South Wales Australia