Feminazi (3 stars)

This article is from 2015


Sorting out the world, one misogynist at a time

The story of Aussie comedian Kirsty Mac's heroics forms the culmination of this, her first solo show. For those who don't recognise her name, she was instrumental in getting the 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc kicked out of Australia, who then had his visa revoked in several other countries including the UK. Blanc had been plying his distinctly rapey tactics in 'seminars' on how to cop off with women.

She claims her campaign was the result of PTSD and too much whisky. Not that we'd like to wish such trauma on her but we're glad it produced such a fearless campaign, related here with as much wit as it has defiance.

The stand-up that precedes her tale has an equal amount of sass and straight-talking about her lack of a desire to have a baby (so stop asking) and her love of the penis: preferably attached to a fella. Mac has a confident demeanour with which she reclaims and lampoons the 'feminazi' of the title from the idiot that called her it. The show is a little on the short side and she leaves us wanting more. Can we send her to sort out Donald Trump now, please?

Gilded Balloon, 622 6552, until 31 Aug, 11.15pm, £10–£12.


  • 3 stars

Kirsty Mac We’re all a bit confused. Like, who pays for dinner on the first date? Do I walk through doorways first so you can check out my arse? Jump aboard the humanist adventure ride where everyone gets off feeling sexy. Like OMG, feminism makes me feel like cuddling a puppy and not focusing on whether it should have a…