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Melbourne International Comedy Festival : Maeve Higgins


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Maeve Higgins

Chat Roulette – the Good, the Bad and the Ugliness of Cyberspace

Chatroulette is a website that pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations. At this special Melbourne International Comedy Festival Lunchbox/Soapbox, join Irish comedienne Maeve Higgins as she entertains us with tales of the funny, surprising and sometimes scary world of internet chat.

Lunchbox/Soapbox is a simple idea; an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day.

At the Wheeler Centre we’re keen to showcase our writers as thinkers and as artists, as people with passions and peccadilloes. So we’ve come up with Lunchbox/Soapbox: a weekly space for them to sound off on a topic of their choice. Think of it as a 20-minute piece of polemic to give lunching CBD folk something to chew on.

The themes will be idiosyncratic: from pop-cultural analysis to high cultural criticism; from political grandstanding to personal mischief-making. But they’ll all be thought-provoking. Bring your lunch along to this bite-sized session.



Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins is delighted to be a professional comedian. This is her third trip to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and she had to think carefully about her show. In keeping with her low key style Kitten Brides sees Maeve talking about a range of subjects in a non show offy way. The sort... Read more


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