2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival:
• Jeez Louise at Wheeler Centre
Posted on 10 April 2014
Well, I took all the notes and was ready to write up a summary, then Crikey beat me to it. That’s fine. Gives me more time to write up reviews. Here’s their coverage of the event.
They all agreed that every time they walk out onto a stage (unless it’s in their own show) there’s immediate judgement on the basis of the gender, but Pascoe said that it’s a problem in comedy that extends even beyond sexism.
“There’s an archetypal image of what a comedian is – a middle-aged man, fat belly and a stupid face – anybody who walks out and doesn’t fit that gets that reaction,” she said.
“Funny ladies: women stand up” by Ben Neutze
Peace and kindness,