We get pretty annoyed when comedy festival after comedy festival promote all male line ups. Earlier in the year we had a good rant about Sydney Comedy Festival (which we were performing in) who sent out enews after enews promoting only the male comedians on the bill. Yesterday, Sydney Opera House announced its ‘Just for Laughs‘ headliners…you guessed it…all men. Now we don’t expect every Australian festival to program us (though such offers are welcome, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org), but there are loads of amazing women comedians out there so a lady-free line up is line up is inexcusable.
Anyway, Maeve got angry enough to rant about it, sent the rant to Daily Life and got published. Read her rallying call to Australian audiences here.