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Paquito – Melbourne International Comedy Festival


Wed 17 Apr 2019, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 20 Apr 2019, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sun 21 Apr 2019, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Tasma Terrace, 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Conc: $17.00
  • Preview/Groups/Tightarse Tuesday: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: lynda7q6

Failed Athlete returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

“Dead Weight.” That was what Christ Grammar Coach Russel of the Immaculate Conception’s B Reserve netball team called Charisa Bossinakis. She then dutifully quit her dreams of competitive sports and instead settled for comedy. This show has nothing to do with any of that.

Paquito is her second and much better foray into Comedy. It comes off the back of what was a very important year as she completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts course (the ‘green on a four coloured pen’ of degrees) and presented her debut hour - BOSS- at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. Bossinakis returns to the festival in 2019 with her second-hour show, Paquito.

In this show she questions where it all went wrong. Could it be the fact that she can name each Kardashian but not all three branches of government? Or maybe that she completed a mime credit at university?

What the critics say about Charisa Bossinakis:

"Who knows what makes Millennials laugh? Charisa Bossinakis does." - Jorge Menidis, Perth and Sydney Comedy Festival Artistic Director

"If Charisa Bossinkais were playing a sport, she’d be on the one to watch she can handle it." - Chuck Moore Reviews

Sold out, Melbourne Fringe 2017
Top ten, Melbourne Critique’s 2017
Fresh, Sydney Comedy Festival 2018