Hosted by Nath Valvo
Catch up with Nath and guests for comedy tales, news and chat about general goings-on throughout the Fest! Watch live on Saturdays or listen online at comedyfestival.com.au
Dates: Saturday 1, 8, & 15 April
Time: 3pm (50mins)
Venue: ACMI - Lightwell, Fed Square
Tickets: Not required, just rock up!
Panelists: Sapan Verman, Daniel Fernandes, Neeti Palta
"This is EIC Outrage, where we talk about issues ... and hope to not get assassinated". That's how comedian Sapan Verma chose to introduce one episode of his popular East India Comedy 'Outrage' Youtube series.
India's comedy scene seems to be enjoying a space of unpoliced free expression within a conservative culture and tightening media censorship. Stand-up is where many of the sharpest Indian voices comment on social issues, finding humour in subjects as diverse as Bollywood, terrorism, Tinder, feminism, international cricket, youth suicide and Game of Thrones.
Out panelists will talk censorship, stand-up and how comedy might change the world.
Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 3pm (75mins)
Venue: The Wheeler Centre
Bookings: Essential, book here
Women in comedy. The questions are always asked. Based on anonymous answers from industry and audiences, Cal discusses whether gender makes a difference... from the perspective of those watching, programming and performing comedy.
This address will explore honest responses around diversity in the world of comedy. What does the industry actually think? Is it what we think they're thinking?
Date: Sunday 9 April
Time: 4pm (55mins)
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
Tickets: Bookings essential, jeezlouisecomedy.com