Justine Sless is a comedian, author and humour academic, spending over a decade researching, performing, teaching and producing stand-up comedy. Her first book, Mistress of Mirth’s COMEDY Tour is an adaptation of her MA by research in creative writing from La Trobe University. Mistress of Mirth is semi- autobiographical, intellectually compelling, and frightfully funny. Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.
Mistress of Mirth’s COMEDY tour
Mistress of Mirth’s COMEDY Tour is set in Melbourne and takes the reader on a comedy tour where the joke sequence begins in Bourke Street Mall.
Justine’s “genre fluid” book blends comedy fun facts, darkly funny short stories, and a cornucopia of comedic research to escort readers through the quagmire of invective that has been directed at funny women for a millennium.
“I am a Mistress of Mirth having written, performed, researched, and taught stand-up comedy for many years and together with millions of other women across the globe we have enacted a mirthful mutiny taking on the unwieldy and historically (or is it hysterically?) male dominated world of stand-up comedy. COMEDY is an acronym for Call Out Male Entitlement Daily Y’all,” says Justine.
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