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Celebrating women in comedy

These Aussie and Kiwi comedians are harnessing the power of laughter to tell their stories #IWD18

Thursday 8 March 2018 marks International Women’s Day across the globe.

This year, we lend our voice to the #PressforProgress message, helping to motivate and unite communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Across the blog, and all Ticketmaster channels, we are celebrating influential female figures in live entertainment, from music and theatre, to comedy and sport.

Here, we spotlight five Aussie and Kiwi women who are currently harnessing the power of comedy to make their voices heard.

Often a little dose of laughter can go a long way to making a lasting impact, and these ladies are just some of our favourites.

Celia Pacquola

A multi-award winning performer, Celia is known for her impeccable writing style, using well-crafted stand-up routines to take her stories in an unexpected but delightful direction. The Aussie comedian is sharp, frank, honest and smart as hell, performing most regularly in Oz and the UK.

Rose Callaghan

A comedian, writer, presenter and actor, Melbourne comedian Rose is quickly making a name for herself as one of the funniest new talents down under. Her debut show was a sell-out at Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe, winning ‘Best Comedy’ at the latter. She also hosts a comedy podcast, regularly appears on triple j, ABC, Nova, Double J and RRR, and has developed a talent for delivering jaw-dropping jokes with ease.

Urzila Carlson

South African born and New Zealand residing comic, Urzila Carlson, is already a household name. Her straight-up, cheeky and confronting style ensures people listen when she talks, which has resulted in countless sold out tours since she first took to the comedy stage in 2008. We’ve learnt a lot about side-splitting comedy from Urzila, so it’s little surprise she’s a certified must-see during any comedy season.

Angella Dravid

A fresh voice in comedy, Kiwi Angella is garnering legions of new fans with a hilariously awkward, shameless and suitably unique stand-up style. Expect to hear dramatic real-life tales turned into edge-of-your-seat comedy skits.

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Judith Lucy & Denise Scott

There’s little that comedy legends, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott, aren’t willing to confront through the power of stand-up. This season, for instance, the close-knit duo are promising to dish even more home truths with the return of their ‘Disappointments’ set. A celebratory performance dedicated to the women they have become, or thereabouts.

See these amazing comedians live during Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

22 Mar - 22 April

  • Celia Pacquola - Comedy Theatre
  • Rose Callaghan - Forum Melbourne
  • Urzila Carlson - Forum Melbourne
  • Angella Dravid - Forum Melbourne
  • Judith Lucy & Denise Scott - Comedy Theatre

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