Can Comedy Change The World?

An idea that stemmed from the litany of ‘what can you say on stage/should you be offended by comedy’ pieces from the beginning of 2013 concept, I tried to get this piece to tap more into societal issues across the board. I approached four young Australian comedians — Nina Oyama, Aamer Rahman, Matthew Kenneally, and Khaled Khalafalla — and got them to talk about racism, sexuality, politics, gender, disability and other elements of culture and society that have seen marked changes in relation to our attitudes towards them.  It ran in the April/May issue of triple j magazine.  And it’s pretty damn good.

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