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George Dimarelos: George Michael is Greek - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

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Contiki tours, colonialism and wombats
See George Dimarelos in 'George Michael is Greek' at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival at The Greek Centre. Book your tickets here.

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George Dimarelos in 'George Michael is Greek'


Did you know 11% of Greek men are called George?

Did you know Hugh Jackman has Greek heritage? Also, Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, and Prince Phillip.

Did you know 40% of the Greek population are named Nick, Costa, George, Christos or John?

These are some of the interesting 'facts' you will learn from George Dima as he takes the audience on a Contiki tour examining Greek and Australian history and cultural evolution.

Are all Greeks hairy and angry?

Well maybe, but so are Australian wombats.

Is George Michael English or Greek? Well both.

How is colonial Australia like Mykonos?

Are we just drunk Neanderthals? Have we evolved?

Why does Australia have so many laws, yet its people are anti-authoritarian?

How is it that Australia is suspicious of people who arrive by boat?

Didn't our ancestors arrive by boat?

George attempts to tackle the hard questions, whilst keeping his jovial smile, and submitting to the heckling from female audience members.

'Take your shirt off George'.

And he did.

Yes readers, the world has changed!

But, have we really evolved?

Well, Australia finally approved gay marriage, but we still struggle with accepting diversity.

George reflects - should we go back to the 1950's when you could buy a house for four dollars?

Yes, please.

But most of all, I wish George Michael was still here to sing 'Careless Whisper'.

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Why? A good laugh about the serious stuff
When: 6.00 pm, 5:00 pm Sundays
Where: The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Cost: $16.00 - $22.00
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