Aaron Chen has announced a show at the Palais Theatre this Saturday April 16 after proving one of the most in-demand acts at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Chen has sold-out his entire run at the Athenaeum Theatre – no small feat – and is now playing a special performance at the nearly 3,000 capacity Palais Theatre in St Kilda this Saturday April 16.
His 2022 Comedy Festival show, If Weren’t Filmed, Nobody Would Believe, is a deliberate play on the simultaneously egregious and grammatically inaccurate titling of YouTube compilation videos – in this case, football highlights.
What you need to know
- Aaron Chen is hosting a one-off Comedy Festival show at the Palais Theatre
- It comes after the stand-up sold out his entire Athenaeum Theatre run
- Chen will be performing If Weren’t Filmed, Nobody Would Believe
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It’s a surreptitiously fitting title for the show that’s skyrocketed Chen to stardom at this year’s festival, given that the diminuitive comedian first came to mainstream public attention for outraging sensitive football fans with his intentionally-cringeworthy sideline commentary at an A-League exhibition match, broadcast on the ABC.
Since then, Chen’s gone from strength to strength on the national comedy stage. On his new show, Chen noted: “I was watching football highlights and one of the videos was titled, Goals If Weren’t Filmed, Nobody Would Believe. I thought that’s me, except instead of goals it’s my crazy life.
“I hope u enjoy xx.”