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Melbourne International Comedy Festival & The Wheeler Centre proudly present

Jeez Louise Transplaining

IN PERSON
Melbourne International Comedy Festival & The Wheeler Centre proudly present

Jeez Louise Transplaining

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre

Trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse comedians and performers are standing up and stepping out. As the world evolves its understanding of gender identity, preferred pronouns and social norms, gender-transcendent stars are reaching wider and more diverse audiences and garnering critical acclaim. 

To further interrogate, understand and celebrate their careers, Jeez Louise: Transplaining brings together an incredible panel of writers and performers – including Chloe Black, Scout Boxall and Oliver Reeson, moderated by Mama Alto – to discuss their lived experiences and share their stories, from the page to the stage.

The Jeez Louise series was born in 2002 to encourage more women to get into comedy, and support those already there. Over the past 18 years, women and LGBTQIA+ comedians have been welcomed onto stages and into writers’ rooms in increasing numbers – not in deference to political correctness, as some still cynically proclaim, but because their wit and skill makes great comedy.

We’ll discuss comedy’s potential to hold space for all comedians – and as a vehicle for speaking truth.

This event will be available as part of the Festival's Online Program from Thursday 15 April.

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Suitable for audiences 18+
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