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Standup Comedy Gala: Multicultural Arts Victoria
Fri 12 May 2017, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST
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Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV) Stand-up Comedy has some of the best comedians who call Australia home making astute observations about what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia. Join our line-up of mirth-makers as they take a hilarious and satirical poke at what makes us all so different but so much the same.
Sukhjit Kahlsa (MC)
Sukhjit, a first generation Australian Sikh is a Melbourne based artist, workshop facilitator, actor, producer, MC and humanitarian. Growing up she was attacked for her race, her gender and her religion. She spent most of her childhood trying to keep her head down…that was until she found the perfect way to speak back… Sukhjit is widely admired for her impressive spoken word poetry, but that’s certainly not her only talent. The 21-year-old is also an activist, an outspoken feminist and brilliant at making jokes. Sukhjit won the hearts of audience and people across Australia after her smashing performance on national television’s Australia’s Got Talent.
After Diana’s successful SOLO SHOW at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival & Melbourne Fringe, Diana will be touring Australia and Edinburgh in 2017. Diana brings a stellar performance that peels away the wondrous, confusing, and hilarious layers of life in Australia - Viet style. The co-creator of Australian-Vietnamese comedy smash hit Phi and Me which has toured Australia and Orange County USA, Diana Nguyen is back and ready to bare all. “It’s funny and gorgeous, and it is impossible not to adore Diana.” – Aussie Theatre.
Sami Shah is an award-winning comedian, plus a broadcaster and writer, who has been profiled in the New York Times and on ABC's Australian Story. He was born in Pakistan and moved to Australia in 2012. Sami has performed has performed at the Soho Theatre in London and in comedy clubs across Australia. He has been heard on BBC Radio 4, done a TEDx talk, and graced the TV shows The Project and QI. Now based in Melbourne, Sami is a frequent contributor on ABC RN and ABC Melbourne 774
After moving to Australia on his own from Sri Lanka at the age of 19, Dil was well on his way toward making his parents proud by making good use of his finance and accounting degree. However, in 2009 he was unceremoniously fired by one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Just as Dil had, his managers noted that he had absolutely no interest in being a full time accountant. Dil then promptly jumped up for his first gig in September 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. Now a regular across the Melbourne comedy circuit, you would be hard pressed to go a week without seeing Dil’s name on the bill at the best venues in the city.
MAV has evolved over four decades into one of Australia’s most important bodies for the discovery, development and promotion of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) contemporary art, heritage and cultural expression.
Warning: performance may contain strong language, 15+
Tickets and prices
Concession price available to all health care card holders and seniors card holders.
Student price available to all school students and full-time tertiary students.
Please note: all performances are general admission
Children two (2) years and over will require their own seat. Children under two (2) years can be seated in the same seat with the parent/guardian.
People with disability
Please book your tickets via Eventbrite and please contact the venue on 9249 4600 so we can accommodate your seating needs. Note that the seating in the theatre is raked and there are three places that can be reserved for people in wheelchairs to sit in the audience in the front row. People with hearing and sight impairments can also be accommodated in the front row if desired. The centre has hearing enhancement facilities including audio loops. There are a number of accessible toilets and ambulant toilets in the Centre. Braille is used throughout the centre indicating toilet facilities.