Monday, 21 April 2014

Stella Young - Very Funny

The other night I went to see Stella Young in "Tales From the Crip" at the Northcote town hall for the Melbourne Comedy Festival. She was really fucking funny. Stella has a bit of an unfair advantage over the majority of comedians as she has brittle bones. This means she is a dwarf and a cripple who drives an electric wheelchair - awesome. Stella uses her disability as leverage to make her comedy that much funnier.

The show shatters stereotypes about disability. As disabled people we have to cope with a lot of shit from people who are mostly trying to be nice but failing spectacularly. While being funny this show could also be very educational for those who are ignorant of disability.

Her shows have ended this year, but if you ever have an opportunity to see her definitely do so and there is always next year.

5 out of 5

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