Comedian is ready to shine

ALBURY-born comedian Katrina Mroz, 26, has been knocking the socks off judges on the television show Australia’s Got Talent.

And she has been doing it in an unlikely manner — rapping and singing about safe sex and responsible drinking.

Mroz with her friend Hayley Butcher form “Dash and D’Bree”, a comedy duo based on two vivacious young clothing store assistants.

“We’re pretty much the Generation Y fashionistas that work in fashion retail and we’re fame hungry girls,” Mroz said.

They pair, who will star in the show’s semi-finals tonight, have been likened to cult Australian comedy duo Kath and Kim by judge Dannii Minogue.

“They’ve said to us, they can see us having our own TV show,” said Mroz.

“They can see us like a Kath and Kim but a younger version.”

Regulars on the Melbourne comedy circuit, Dash and D’Bree have been creating internet hits with their cheeky lyrics about serious topics.

In tonight’s show the girls have promised to bust out some dance moves in their “top 40” style song warning against binge drinking.

Mroz, who works for a building company in Melbourne, said she hoped the show will give Dash and D’Bree the exposure they need to become established television stars.

The duo have already seen their fan base grow through their debut.

“Since being on Australia’s Got Talent we’ve drawn a lot of younger girls, like girls just starting high school,” said Mroz.

Mroz said the key to comedy success was “being yourself and not putting it on”.

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