Jeez Louise: #MeToo

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
5 April 2018

Jeez Louise began in Melbourne in 2002 out of a necessity in the comedy industry to hear more stories and laughs from the perspective of women. But we keep learning the same things and having the same discussions. It’s 2018, and we’re done with talking about whether women are as funny as men: we know the answer. For those who don’t vote, it’s yes.

This year’s Jeez Louise conversation will address the #MeToo movement, and what it means for women working in comedy today. In an industry that encourages rawness and vulnerability via humour and personal storytelling, where is the ‘too far’ line in terms of personal revelations? What’s funny and what’s not, when it comes to the sensitive subjects raised by #MeToo – and is there space for respectful disagreement on where we draw the line?

Join a panel of Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s best comedy talent for a civilised discussion about … being uncivil.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival.