Raise the Bra Comedy Show


Raise the Bra Comedy Show

Looking for the best way to support women in comedy? Look no further than the hilarious women's showcase, Raise the Bra! This show gives women in comedy the lift they deserve.


Each night features a stacked line-up, with some big names bouncing across the stage. Enjoy the titillating comedy stylings of He Huang (Australia's Got Talent), Sashi Perera (Best Newcomer Nominee MICF 2023), Jenny Tian (Best Comedy Nominee Sydney Fringe 2022) and Sonia Di Iorio (writer for The Project) to name a few! Every show has a different theme as well, including Tinder Tales, Mum's the Word, Career Day, Black Widows, Guilty Pleasures, and Dysfunctional Families so audiences can be sure to find a night or more that tickles their funny boob bone!


A Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut this year, 'Raise the Bra' is the brainchild of comedian and Raise the Bar Comedy founder and producer, Amna Bee. Amna produces Raise the Bar Comedy as a monthly comedy showcase held at Storyville, and it keeps selling out. This acclaimed showcase puts the spotlight on women and nonbinary comics with a focus on diversity.


With proven success as a comedy producer, now Amna is giving a platform to some of the best female and nonbinary acts at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year.


This is the women-led, women-centric show you need to see.


"This is where the good stuff is… a room dedicated to women and nonbinary comedians" - Jacci Pillar

 

About Amna Bee:
Stand-up comedian and producer Amna Bee was raised by a conservative Muslim family in the wild west of Pakistan where women doing standup comedy was as unusual as women flying spacecrafts. Entirely unplanned, Amna braved her first comedy stage in Alice Springs, NT, and has since performed all over the country and internationally. Her debut solo show has had sold out nights at festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Edinburgh.


Amna was also hand-picked to be part of the Sangam South Asian Arts Festival's Dada-Desi program where she was mentored by acclaimed artists including Vidya Rajan, Priya Shrinivasan and Raina Peterson. Her wild life journey has been featured on SBS, the Globe and Mail and South Asian Today.

 

Raise the Bra
Dates and times: Mar 28, 29, 30 & Apr 4, 5, 6 at 9:00pm
Venue: Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne
Tickets: $22
Link: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2024/shows/raise-the-bra

Online: Instagram @raisethebarcomedy or Facebook @raisethebarcomedy

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