"Extra hilarity... masterful." - 4 Stars, The Music

"Hilariously inappropriate... very funny. A great show." - 4.5 stars, Melbourne Arts Fashion.

"Excellent comic timing" - The Age

Sidesplitting...Ethel Chop is hilarious"  - Sunday Times

Powell’s character work is spot on …the best show in the festival.” - Inpress

Powell presents a splendid array of characters.” - The Sunday Age

Powell’s theatrical dexterity is first class.” - Melbourne Star Observer


"Ethel Chop was an integral, if outspoken, part of the ‘Get This' radio family. Thanks to the show’s podcast afterlife, many of her madder outbursts are still quoted back to me, usually on public transport. Ethel’s owner-operator Andrea Powell is one of my favourite comics, either as herself, or as one of her many hilarious and original characters. Not that you’d hear such praise from Ethel herself. ‘Trollop!’ was her barked response when I asked about Andrea. She then offered me some tripe." 

Tony Martin, Comedian and Broadcaster

"Ethel was the main reason we received such wonderful feedback for this session and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any organisation or individual who wants to get their audience's attention and keep it throughout a presentation." 

Brett Stavenuiter, RMIT University

"Mrs Ethel Chop is HILARIOUS ... and read the audience very well indeed. She had my guests - all 40 of them - in raptures."

Mr Kehren Eade, Hocking Stuart, St Kilda

 "Largely, I suspect in spite of herself, Ethel Chop remains a provocative, cutting edge performance artist of the calibre of Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson  and Kerrie-Anne Kennerly. She has regularly given the AIDS Council her time, her talent and her unvarnished opinions, not so much because she believes in giving back to the community, but because she has the soul of a busy-body and a heart of bile. We simply love her!"

Colin Batrouney, Director, Health Promotion, Policy and Communications, Victorian AIDS Council