Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy, Stand Up

  • PLAYING /

    28 Mar – 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Shell Room

  • DURATION /

    50 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 16+

  • WARNINGS /

    Frequent coarse language, political, religious or racial themes, some sexual references

Identity Steft
By Steph Tisdell

28 Mar - 8 Apr 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy, Stand Up

  • PLAYING /

    28 Mar – 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Shell Room

  • DURATION /

    50 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 16+

  • WARNINGS /

    Frequent coarse language, political, religious or racial themes, some sexual references

*** NOMINATED Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Newcomer ***

In this exciting debut, Aboriginal comedian Stephanie Tisdell delves into issues of identity, what ‘sorry day’ really means from an Aboriginal perspective and discusses the merits of white guilt vs overt racism. Her mental health struggles culminate in an hilarious journey, ultimately leading somewhere inspirational. Including an abridged history lesson and policy overview through a comedy rap, Stephanie Tisdell hopes Identity Steft can be both a rip-roariously hilarious show with lessons interwoven throughout.

Deadly Funny National Winner 2014, Stephanie was named Funniest Aboriginal Woman in Australia. She then moved to Scotland and was runner-up in Hilarity Bites Best Newcomer and a semi-finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Fringe. Stephanie became a regular at the famous Stand Comedy Club in Scotland, and has supported the likes of Tom Stade, Danny Bhoy and Judith Lucy in her comedy career.

★★★★½ THIS SHOW CAREFULLY BALANCES THE HARD TRUTHS INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS FACE WITH TONGUE-IN-CHEEK JOKES AND HILARIOUS QUIPS.

— THE ADVERTISER

★★★★ TISDELL'S STANDUP ROUTINE IS EQUAL PARTS INFORMATIVE AND UNEQUIVOCALLY FUNNY.

— LETI K-EWING COMMUNITY FEST

F***ING SENSATIONAL

— JULIA WILSON

GENUINE AND EXCITING TALENT TO WATCH

— HEYA COMEDY

FREE EVENT

WHAT / Pre-Show Panel Q&A
WHEN / 6pm – 6.45pm, Friday 6 April
WHERE / Hoopla Room

Black issues have always been difficult to broach, but the arts offers a unique opportunity to do so and cover the triumphs as well as the not-so-triumphant moments of our history. It can be hard to address these topics with a diverse audience, without confronting audiences or crossing cultural sensitivities. This Q&A will offer a platform to talk about these issues with community and industry leaders.

FEATURING / Steph Tisdell, Yirramboi critic Davey Thompson and Malthouse Theatre Producer Jason Tamiru. 

Admission is free, however priority is given to audiences with a ticket to Steph Tisdell’s show at The Coopers Malthouse.