One of the most influential queer artists in the U.K.* is coming to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their hilarious, ridiculous, new stand-up comedy show, Beast.
The transgender, trans-national, Krishna Istha is an established performance artist working across the UK, USA and Australia. Used to high-concept, experimental live art, Hannah Gadsby suggested Krishna think about comedy during a 2018 visit in New York and six months later, Beast debuted with a very funny, totally sold out season in the Midsumma Festival.
Now, this March, the Comedy Festival is your chance to get up to speed with the rest of us!
Beast is a slippery list of places Krishna doesn’t fit: babysitting the woke way, is this McDonalds or Grindr?, and don’t get them started on the toilets.
Super smart politics meets some really silly props as Krishna dares themselves to some (pretty bent) straight talk at the stand-up mic: babysitting the woke way, is this McDonald’s or Grindr?, and don’t get them started on the toilets. Plus, the shocking truth behind the question: “What’s in the bum bag!?”
Learn more about this fascinating artist and their work at the link above, or click the block below to check out their season at the Malthouse.
* “One to Watch” on The Independent’s Rainbow List 2015