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June 18, 2024

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Ivan Aristeguieta

Ivan Aristeguieta is ridiculously funny. What’s better is watching people try and pronounce his name – and then of course, it’s his deep dive into Aussie culture.

Ivan has lived in Australia for ten years – as he says ‘living amongst you, observing you, learning about you’ – and now he makes a very good living taking the piss out of you. ‘I am a true blue, dinky-di Venez-stralian. Nah, she’ll be right! (Who is she by the way?).’

So why did he come here?

‘I left Venezuela after I was carjacked at gunpoint (true story!). Thank you for giving me a citizenship, Australia!’

He’s a Venezuelan-born comedian, who often gets mistaken for being Mexican. He says, with understanding and a deep sense of irony, ‘I get it, we all sound the same.’

He’s not just brought his humour to Australia, he’s a whizz in the kitchen. Most comics are lucky to manage Uber Eats. Ivan goes home after a gig and makes a three-course meal.

He is also a trained cook, food technologist and brewer. ‘I’m a loud and proud food nerd. When I’m not performing, I’m probably making my own chorizo at home, or experimenting switching Vegemite for miso paste. Don’t tell anybody this, but I was making bread at home before Covid. During the pandemic I hosted “About This Much – Live” an online “follow-along” cooking party, where I bring my kitchen to yours, via Zoom.’

Nominated for Most Outstanding Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and a featured guest on Have You Been Paying Attention and Hughesy, We Have a Problem and his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation – no one does a deep dive on Aussie culture better than Ivan Aristeguieta.

Aristeguieta performs at Byron Comedy Festival at the Hotel Great Northern on Friday, 31 May at 9pm. Tix on byroncomedyfest.com


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