Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents
Jamie Kilstein - Revenge of the Serfs (USA)
Mild-mannered Jamie Kilstein regaled Melbourne with his terrifying first-hand experiences of the American religious right last year. Now he’s on another mission: to keep the American pollies honest, and he’s challenging the man he publicly pushed for president.
With needlepoint accuracy, Jamie intricately weaves musings over why America may have elected the black guy, but they’re still screwing over the rest of the world. Just because Obama is ‘cool’ doesn’t make him unanswerable to Jamie’s quick-fire virtuoso diatribes.
As fellow comedian Tim Minchin so eloquently stated, “Jamie Kilstein is at once irresistibly endearing and wonderfully audacious. Watching his work is like going to cuddle a puppy and having it hump your leg. But funnier.”
You won’t stop laughing as he humps Obama’s.
In a world where edgy political humor seems to have been assassinated - thank fuck for Jamie Kilstein. The New York comic embodies the spirit of the rock and roll comedy in the 70's when it was dangerous and an audience rocked up to a gig to be challenged." The Adelaide Fix
"In this brisk, fluid hour he's sharp, sarcastic and engaging, fearless in niggling his targets and knows how to write a joke to back up his incredulous indignation…as funny as it is audacious.****" Chortle UK
“Kilstein's savage intelligence and razor-sharp wit will make you think as much as laugh." Time Out, Sydney
“He may not be the new Bill Hicks… Jamie Kilstein could prove to be a whole lot more.****” The List, UK
"Adelaide Fringe Review"
Rip It Up
25 March - 18 April
Tue-Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7.30pm
Victoria Hotel - Vic's Bar
215 Lt Collins St, Melbourne
* Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.
Full Fri & Sat $29.50, Full Wed-Thu & Sun $28
Group (8 or more) & Laugh Pack $26.50 (N/A Sat)
Conc (N/A Sat) & Tightarse Tuesday $23.50
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- At the door