Stand-up show / satire performed on the following days in August 2015...
After receiving an email from a booker requesting no comedians on their bill make jokes about rape, paedophilia or Lady Diana, comedian Yianni wondered just where and what the line was. What happens if jokes cross it? Is it even real? A sharp edged show full of wit, cheek and fun which rummages through the serious business of taking things lightly, and wonders just where funny ends and what's on the other side. 'Stunningly good' **** (Scotsman). 'Social commentary to compare favourably with Woody Allen' **** (Chortle.co.uk). Total sell-out, Perth Fringe 2015.
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Full press release
Yianni Agisilaou is a regular headliner all around the world (40 countries and counting!) with a mind as sharp as a Ginsu blade.
He's performed a lot of shows and got a lot of very positive recognition but this one is a bit special. This one just sold out the Perth FringeWorld Festival, had a bunch of extra shows added and got nominated for the main comedy award there.
Last year Yianni was booked to play a gig that wasn't quite the Apollo but he gladly accepted all the same. After receiving an email from the booker requesting that no comedians on their bill make jokes about "rape, paedophilia or Lady Diana", Yianni got to thinking about how personal the potential to be offended really must be.
In his new satirical hour of highly intelligent exceptionally funny comedy Yianni sets out to explore the ephemeral but ever-present line? What happens if joke cross the line? Can it move? Is it in a different place at your mates' house than at your Mum's? On TV than down the pub?
In the epoch of the formal apology, 'unsayable' politics, and a fresh controversy every day, Yianni explores the dynamics of outrage. That moment when you let out a snigger, the room goes silent and everyone looks shocked, but you're not sure why. It's a jungle out there and this show will have you questioning your own opinions, how objective they are, and where they come from.
A sharp edged show full of wit, cheek and fun which rummages through the serious business of taking things lightly and wonders just where funny ends and what's on the other side.
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