“I’m gender non-binary!” “I’m a black white woman!” “I’m a reincarnated dragon!” “I’m from an alternate dimension called heaven!”
Where is the line?
I’m bringing the latest material into this “B” side of “Ze”: queer as fuck! I’m an Apache Attack Helicopter is a stand-up routine humouring what makes each of us ridiculous.
Online groups like 4chan, reddit forums, meme makers, and comedians of all stripes love poking fun at non-standard identities with comments like “only on tumblr” and infinite satire images, sketches, and videos that suggest we’ve taken tolerance too far.
We laugh nervously, overwhelmed by an onslaught of labels and politically correct identity politics and afraid of the hair-trigger defenses of hyper individualists….millennials in a minority of one. But maybe there’s a great deal more to laugh at than the non-conventional.
I’m taking these subjects head on with self-deprecating humour that will put you at ease about me as a genderqueer person, but maybe not about yourself.
This rotating set of stories and observations gathered from the queer side of the tracks is different every night and may include: the comedians’ guide to understanding men and women, the label dictionary, how to fail at pronouns, surviving a growl-fest at a queer event, passing as “normal,” choosing to live “parent-free”, doing things religiously while not religious, pagans and people who believe they are werewolves, how to relax into your cisgendered-heterosexual-white-able-bodied-animate-human privilege, steps to becoming more-progressive-than-thou, and how to appropriate queer experiences alongside other minorities.
This show is for anyone who was afraid to laugh at something they didn’t understand…..with other people….who are also not sure if it’s okay to laugh. Ren proves we all take ourselves seriously in some pretty funny ways.
Coming to Festivals in NZ in 2017!