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Chinese Museum & RMIT Culture proudly present

Screen Presence 24

Chinese Museum & RMIT Culture proudly present

Screen Presence 24

Hosted by Lyanna Kea (Actor, singer, content creator and social media heavy-hitter)

Some of the best in Asian-Australian comedy come together for this jam-packed showcase! Screen Presence 24 includes stand-up comedy favourites, industry round tables, international guests and will finish with the Australian premiere of a brand new ABC comedy series – White Fever.

Book for Sessions 1 & 2 and save!

Please note that the Screening for White Fever is a free event, booking required.

SESSION 1: 11am (120mins) 

Deconstructing Comedy
Leading industry creatives come together to discuss and deconstruct the craft of comedy – what makes something funny on screen? And is anything off limits?

Moderator: Todd Abbott (ABC)
Guests: Corrie Chen (Writer / Director), Ra Chapman (Writer / Actor), Vidya Rajan (Writer / Comedian) 

Screen Presence 24 Trailblazer Award
The Trailblazer Award acknowledges ground-breaking industry contribution by an Asian-Australian creative. Presented by the Museum of Chinese Australian History.  Recipient to be announced.

The Rejection Letters
From bad reviews to mean comments and horrible advice – comedians share moments of 'no' they turned into a big 'yes!’, or at least into more material...

Featuring: Sam See, Sashi Perera, Jenny Tian and He Huang

SESSION 2: 1.30pm (90mins)

What Kind of Asian Are You?
Between smashing stereotypes and living up to your parents expectations, there’s no right way to answer this, but some of the best Asian comics will try... '

Moderator: Beverley Wang
Guests: Joel Kim Booster, Jason Leong and Niki Aken

Comedy Gems
A treasure trove of laughs, Comedy Gems features a hilarious line-up of some of Melbourne International Comedy Festival's comedians giving us a taster of their solo shows.

Featuring: Lizzy Hoo, Takashi Wakasugi, Urvi Majumdar, Nina Oyama, Harry Jun and Diana Nguyen

FREE SCREENING: 3.15pm (90mins)

White Fever Premiere
The official premiere of ABC’s newest comedy series White Fever, created by and starring Ra Chapman, which follows Jane, a 35-year-old Korean-Australian adoptee, on a quest to reprogram her whitewashed libido after being called out for having a ‘white man fetish’. Featuring Melbourne's K-Pop Dance Crew – AO Crew. 


Image credit: JANE (Ra Chapman) watches a K-Drama with her Asian sex doll in WHITE FEVER Photo credit: Jane Zhang.

Please note, the following performances will be filmed: Sun 7 Apr.
Suitable for audiences 15+

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