Diana Nguyen is mastering the art of Talking Dirty this Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Address: 185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD (Corner of Waratah Place)
Date: 27 March - 21 April, 2019
Time: 27 March - 7 April: Tues - Fri and Sun 7:15pm, Sat 6:15pm / 9 - 21 April: Tues - Fri and Sun 9:45pm, Sat 8:45pm
Ticket: $29 Full ($21 on Wed and Sun), $21 Concession, Preview, Tight Tues and Grps 4+
Buy / Ticket: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019/shows/dirty-diana
Call: 03 9245 3788
Photographer: Evie Lynn Photography
Subject: Diana Nguyen
Diana Nguyen just wants more work in the entertainment industry. She wants to buy a house and raise her fantasy children and she suspects that if Pauline Hanson could focus more on Asians again she might be able to keep her dreams alive. Celebrating life through the trials of a 33-year-old single Vietnamese-Australian comedian, this is no longer her mother’s nightmare. It's hers.
“My previous show Naked was all about my email account being hacked and a friend downloading nude images of me.”, explains Diana Nguyen.
“It was humiliating. I was violated and it took a long time, but I decided I didn't want to stay silent anymore so I wrote a show around it. Since Naked I've found a strength and catharsis in addressing confronting and taboo topics in my life through comedy. It's been my way of getting through the darkness and bringing issues to light. From being approached by audience afterwards you discover you're really not alone. Dirty Diana deals with the breakdown of a recent long-term relationship and evaluating the muck of male relationships in my life. How dirty I get to be in one, and what it takes to leave one.”
The only female Vietnamese-Australian comedian performing at this years’ MICF, Diana Nguyen has performed all over Australia and Internationally with her co-created 4.5 Star theatre show Phi and Me and much lauded stand-up show Naked. She has appeared on Q&A (ABC), Fox Footy and Friday Front Bar, and various prostitute roles on Australian TV.
★★★★1/2 - Herald Sun (Phi and Me)
★★★★ - The Australia Times (Naked)