Conversation and events for people serious about their comedy
When jokes get dark, what’s the line between catharsis, boundary-pushing and offence?
Comedy aims for laughs, but it’s not all sweetness and light. It can be a way to take control over the dark side of life: for the comedians who write the jokes and the audiences who relish them.
A healthy panel discussion with guest comedians, moderated by Tom Ballard.
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Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street
Date/Time: Monday 30 March, 6.15pm (60 mins)
Tickets: This is a free event. Bookings recommended Click here to book tickets.
Bite sized chunks of career wisdom covering Touring Survival, Edinburgh Fringe 101, Securing an Agent or Manager, and Audition Success.
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Hosted by Wes Snelling
This inaugural address celebrating women in comedy presents one of Australia's much loved comedians as she exposes the good, the bad and the “fourth-wall-breaking” of stand-up. Mining personal experiences over a 28-year career, what are the 10 things Rachel wished she’d known when she started stand-up?
'She is one of the sharpest comedians of either gender or hemisphere.' The List (UK)
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
Date/time: Thurs 16 APR, 6pm
Tickets: Full $19, Conc $15
A celebration of women in comedy.
An evolving exhibition recorded across Festival locations and published online and via Social Media.
Look out for roving Jeez Louise reporters at ACMI every Friday and Saturday evening and follow #jeezlouise
All you need to participate is to quote or name your favourite female comics…