Jenny Eclair

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"Ruthlessly funny"

- ★★★★ The Times

Jenny Eclair

Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents presents

Jenny Eclair


Professional grumpy old woman, amateur soup maker and novice knitter Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle-age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardie up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

First female to win the top Edinburgh Comedy Award, Jenny Eclair returns to the Festival for the first time since 2013! Between her too-rare visits to Australia, Jenny’s formidable creative energy has been channelled into writing stage plays, radio plays, and a number of best-selling books while touring widely and appearing on just about every comedy and panel show on British television. She is a national comedy treasure and has no intention of slowing down. Her in-your-face humour and caustic asides are sharper than ever. You don’t have to be a middle-aged woman to love this middle-aged woman!

‘Comedy gold… A godmother of feminist comedy’ ★★★★ ½ London is Funny

‘Exhilarating and characteristically unabashed’ ★★★★ The Skinny

Melbourne International Comedy Festival


30 March – 16 April, 2017

Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm
Sunday, 6pm

Duration: 60 minutes


Fairfax Studio


Price range

$29 – $38

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