The Oddities are a musical French themed comedy duo.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

It's opera and mime all in one!

With a vintage touch, “The Oddities” is classic cinema comedy come to life!

Physical comedy & vaudeville in its purest form, “The Oddities” (Rod Lara & Kate-Patricia Lumsden) continue to delight audiences with their hilarious antics & unique shows!

Rod Lara is Melbourne's premiere Physical Comedian and brings the style & humour of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and Harpo Marx into this century! With pratfalls & stunts that rival Buster Keaton - you'll never look at silent comedy the same again!

Rod is joined by Kate-Patricia Lumsden - an Operatic Songstress turned Vaudevillian! Kate's beautiful vocals have taken Melbourne's burlesque, cabaret & variety venues by storm - being able to turn her voice to Classic Opera, Blues, Jazz, Modern Hits & everything in between! Kate can really belt out a tune!!!

Together they form the comedy duo - "The Oddities". Acts can also be tailored for clients. Available for social & corporate bookings – get in touch with “The Oddities” for more information now!

The Oddities have performed in events such as:

  • Vaudeville events - both Melbourne & Adelaide
  • Weddings.
  • Corporate functions.
  • Astor Theatre, etc...

Actor, physical comedian, mime artist, filmmmaker and visual artist - there's nothing this multi-talented performer can't turn his unique abilities to.  

With a career spanning 15 years, Rod Lara has been hailed as a "Master of physical comedy and characterization". Rod strives to push the envelope with his unique brand of comedy, utilizing the skills of physical comedy, circus arts, mime and dance.

He may perform in silence, but it's the audience who are left speechless!  Trained in the circus arts, as well as holding a degree in Film & Television from the Victorian College of the Arts. Rod's knowledge in these fields has helped in undertaking his very own prolific productions.

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