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Ethnic City –a brand new variety show in Melbourne
May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 14, 2019 @ 7:50 pm AEST
A brand new variety show exclusively featuring performers of color:
Imagine a Melbourne stand-up comedy show where comedians of colour dominated centre stage. You won’t find it, until now with the inaugural Ethnic City, a live comedy production showcasing the best up-and-coming performers from diverse backgrounds.
Creator and producer of Ethnic City, Brendan Wan, is set to change Melbourne’s demographics of comedy.
“It’s no secret Melbourne’s creative arts industry lacks diversity. I know far too many incredibly talented ethnic actors, writers and comedians who need to create projects in order to pursue their artistic goals as their ethnicity isn’t regarded as marketable,” says Mr Wan.
“When I started comedy, I could count the number of people of colour on one hand. Gradually more people of diverse backgrounds have been welcomed on stage but we still have a long way to go until ethnicity isn’t regarded as unique,” says Mr Wan.
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