Dazza and Keif Are Moving At Warp Speed This Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Address: 113 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
Date: 7 - 19 April, 2020
Time: Tues - Sat 9:15pm, Sun 8:15pm
Ticket: $28 Full, $23 Concession, $20 Preview and Cheap Tues, $18 Grps 6+
Buy / Ticket: https://bit.ly/2GtI8Jy
Call: 03 9685 5111
Photographer: Alexis Desaulniers-Lea
Subjects: Danni Ray and Keely Windred
A quest for romance in the modern age - the space age - 'Dazza and Keif Go Viral in Space with Ya Mum' sees intergalactic heroes Dazza and Keif on a quest to save the world. Searching for some eligible extra-terrestrials, they enter a ballot to be on the first commercial trip to the moon. When things go awry, they forge ahead the only way they know how; with high-energy dances, hyper-masc homoerotic raps and a record-breaking number of jokes about pocket rockets. Their spaceship is ready. Wanna ride?
“The majority of established drag queens throughout history have presented as glamorous and hyper-feminine, mirroring a stereotype enforced upon women,” explains Ray.
“Dazza and Keif is a reaction against this. They resist the commercialisation and sanitisation of drag and reclaim it as a radical queer art-form. The characters are so real to us now they feel like their own people. I think we both have quite a soft spot for the boys, despite their very questionable behaviours. You love to hate them.”
“I also love the uniquely Australian brand of toxic masculinity that Dazza and Keif explore and how that effects their relationship and how they move through the world.”, adds Windred.
“I’m realising that a lot of comedy that I grew up with is coming through in these shows. The “gross boys” of Kevin and Perry Go Large and The Young Ones are a big influence. I particularly enjoy our tribute to the Team America vomit scene.”
'Dazza and Keif Go Viral in Space with Ya Mum' follows sell-out shows of 'Dazza and Keif Go Viral' at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Bondi Feast. Running for a limited season at The Comedy Festival at Malthouse, if you haven’t experienced Dazza and Keif during Melbourne’s iconic Comedy Festival, you’re simply not doing it right.
Written and performed by Danni Ray and Keely Windred
Dramaturgy by Keziah Warner
Produced by Tom Backhaus
★★★★★ "Never has there been Australian comedy gold like this." - Theatre People
"A brilliant piece of physical theatre and clowning” - My Melbourne Arts
"Dazzaling” - Squirrel Comedy
"What the f*ck is going on? Are they chicks?” - Anon Adelaide Fringe audience member