charisa bossinakis – orange juice

Footballers beware, Charisa Bossinakis is an aspiring WAG.

She is a little tired and doesn’t want to work hard anymore, so she hopes an ALF footballer will be the answer to the hard grind.  Her plan is taking longer than expected.  So here she is at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival with her show Orange Juice, Wednesday 25 March until Saturday 4 April 2020 at The Moat, 176 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

But she hasn’t given up hope, she hopes their fame will help her secure a gig on Triple J, and with her own growing fame, then branch out into a fashion line and then a reality show and starting her own multivitamin line.

She may be kidding … yes, it is ok to aspire to be a WAG, maybe just don’t say it out loud.

An aspiring comedian from a young age, she used to catch glimpse of The Dave Chappelle Show (she was too young to stay up to watch it) on the telly.  Stand-up became a reality when she started with improv classes.  This is now her third Melbourne Comedy Festival Show. 

Today she is inspired by a range of comedians from Daniel Sloss, Ronnie Chieng, Becky Lucas, Aaron Chen, Matt Okine, Rhys Nicholson, Pax Assadi, Anne Edmonds, Chris Ryan, Dan Rath and Dilruk Jayasinha.

She is the new breed of young women comics.  There is not a lot of her stand-up that she sees in other comics. 

Charisa Bossinakis decided to settle for comedy over competitive sports. In her short career, Bossinakis has performed at numerous comedy clubs around Melbourne and debuted her sell-out show Boss at Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2017, which earned her a place on Melbourne Critique’s ‘Top Ten Picks’ for the festival that year.

In 2018, she completed her first run at the Melbourne International Comedy and was handpicked by the festival’s artistic director to be part of the of Sydney Comedy Festival’s ‘Fresh’ line up of upcoming comics for 2018, past alumni including Ronnie Chieng and Matt Okine.

In 2019 she returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival with her second-hour show; Paquito, to sell-out shows and rave reviews, while making her debut at the Enmore Theatre and Sydney Comedy Store.

Charisa Bossinakis is based in Melbourne and available for interview. 

Venue:         The Moat, 176 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Dates:          Wednesday 25 March until Saturday 4 April 2020

Bookings:   www.comedyfestival.com.au/2020/shows/orange-juice