Do you fall into one of these two groups? If so, there will be much you’ll relate to in Yianni’s show. Of course, we live in post-gender 2017 so you may not be sure. If unsure, merely locate your birth certificate or passport. If neither of these are available, just check which toilet you usually use. Oh, wait, maybe don’t do that. Either way, book tickets immediately.
2 – You’ve been gender judged
Are you a lippy woman (one who speaks), a bit of a poof (thoughtful), bossy (assertive), a poof (teetotal), a lesbian (rejected a man’s advances), a poof (didn’t want to go to the strip club), a ball breaker (assertive), a poof (cried at something) or hysterical (assertive)? Come along and see society’s double standards eviscerated for an hour.
3 – You think the AFLW is a great idea
If you’re the sort of open minded progressive who nodded knowingly, turned up to (and was possibly turned away from) Optus Oval for the first match and has a Daisy Pearce tattoo taking pride of place amongst your ‘woke as fuck’ sleeve, you’ll be sure to find many of your opinions validated at 8:30pm daily (not Wednesdays, 7:30pm on Sundays) at Trades Hall.
4 – You think the AFLW is a terrible idea.
If you’re the sort of retrograde traditionalist who tutted angrily, watched the first match on Channel 7 just to be able to call it ‘Year 9 standard rubbish’ and has a Dane Swan tattoo taking pride of place amongst your ‘political correctness gone mad’ sleeve, you’ll be sure to find your worldview challenged at 8:30pm daily (not Wednesdays, 7:30pm on Sundays) at Trades Hall.
5 – To find out why pink used to be a boy’s colour.
Pink as recently as the 1920s was considered a boy’s colour. But the idea of gendered colours is ridiculous. ‘Pink’ or ‘Blue’ is when a specific amount of light is reflected and absorbed by a surface. It can’t mean anything except what we make it mean. Which means that we can change it. If you’re sick of young girls invisibly guided into the servitude of princess and fairydom, young boys having dancing ‘manned’ out of them and toy stores gender segregated like a 1950s Alabama bus come along and Rosa Parks your bum on a seat.
Yianni Agisilaou performs The Un-Pinchable Pink Pen at Trades Hall.
For tickets and more information see the Melbourne International Comedy Festival website: