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Rajendra Moodley: 'Is It Because I'm Indian?' at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015

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Self described slashie (aka actor/writer), Rajendra Moodley, brings his acclaimed one-man show, 'Is It Because I'm Indian?', to Chapel Off Chapel for 8 shows only this April.

'Is It Because I'm Indian?' has been a hit of the comedy festival circuit - having played to sold-out audiences at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 and the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015.

The upcoming strictly limited season of the highly entertainingly comedy show forms part of this year's stellar Melbourne International Comedy Festival line-up and is suitable for ages 13 and up.

'Is It Because I'm Indian?' sees Raj attempt to break free from being cast as the 'token Indian', but after personal setbacks, his life comes full circle when he ends up back where he started at an extras agency.


But is there light at the end? Or is the light just from a taxi's headlights? The world is about to find out if this Indian stereotype is as wide spread as Summer Bay.
From the highs and lows of growing up in a close-knit Indian family to the pain of being bullied, Raj offers a personal account of being an Indian performer in Australia.

It's an experience Melbourne. Arts. Fashion described as "[a] wonderful piece of theatre. …it is a great laugh and a wonderful immigrant story we really do all need to hear".

Directed by Carolyn Bock, don't miss this opportunity to see Raj's unique take on racism in Australia.

Tickets for this show are now on sale and are priced as follows: Full $25, Concession $20 and Preview $20.

Patrons can also take advantage of a Curry Muncher' Meal & Show option priced at $40 ($35 concession) - the meal will be provided at Get That India Restaurant and includes a choice of two curries and rice, or a burger (including Bollywood Burger, and Butter Chicken Burger), large Indian fries and drink. Get That India is located nearby at 133 Commercial Rd, South Yarra and the meal can be enjoyed before or after the show.

To make a booking, please click here and follow the prompts.

For more information on this show or the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015 line-up - please click here.


'This comedy show is one not to be missed.' Ciao Magazine

'The very talented Rajendra Moodley…makes the sorts of statements we go to the theatre to hear.' Lisa Thatcher Review

'Highly entertaining.' Sydney Morning Herald

'Is It Because I'm Indian? Is as heart-warming as chicken korma and as heart-breaking as watching a cheese naan falling off your plate.' Rip It Up Magazine

'In full command of voice and physicality, he draws plenty of laughs.' The Age


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When: April 14-19 (preview Monday 13th)
Where: Chapel Off Chapel 12 Little Chapel St, Prahan
Cost: $25 (full) $20 (con) or with Curry Muncher meal and show ticket $40 full. $35 Con
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