Comedy, Stand Up
Sami Shah 2017
Sami Shah

The much-loved monthly stand-up night championing diverse voices in comedy will feature in this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Love comedy, but sick of dick jokes and boring, sexist quips? There's nothing funny about the lack of diversity in Australia's comedy scene – which is where Lemon comes in.

In 2017, this monthly comedy night opened at Fitzroy queer bookshop Hares and Hyenas. It made a splash by featuring big line-ups that showcased voices in comedy that are not always heard, treating audiences to sets by comedians who are female-identifying and gender non-binary, Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQIA or living with disability. 

Generally, Lemon line-ups feature established comics like DeAnne Smith, Shiralee Hood, Laura Davis, Sami Shah and Geraldine Hickey, as well as up-and-comers.

This time, they're making their way to the Imperial Hotel during MICF. As for which comedians audiences can expect, they're keeping that under wraps for now – but follow their social media for more info closer to the dates. 

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