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Laughter doesn’t actually cure anything – it’s used as an addition to standard health care, not a replacement. killerturnip

The lowdown on laughter: from boosting immunity to releasing tension

We start laughing at around 3 months of age. Women laugh more than men, but blokes tell more jokes. As the Melbourne International Comedy Festival begins, here's the latest on mirth.
The topic of “women in comedy” is endlessly controversial – as Adrienne Truscott seems to know. MICF

Sex, rape and role models – how women in comedy perform

Two performance artists in this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) – the UK’s Bryony Kimmings and American Adrienne Truscott – have a certain flavour of humour: it’s the knowing, self-deprecating…
We’re primed first to see women as objects of desire and to listen to their voices second. Anne Edmonds, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Funny how? Where women and stand-up meet for laughs

What is it about stand-up comedy that makes it a more difficult space for a funny woman to conquer? A bunch of seasoned female stand-ups return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) this…

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