Sless BA MA
Author , Comedian & Kvetcher in the Wry
Hello - I teach, write, research and perform stand up comedy. And I am a community development work with project management and community engagement skills
I'm based in Melbourne Australia - was born and raised in Sunderland UK.
I wrote a book
Mistress of Mirth's COMEDY Tour
'Akin to Genius'
Angela Savage CEO Public Libraires Vic
ORDER THE BOOK HERE
Media Release HERE
Weekly 'Voices of The Southside
Speakeasy' creative writing with a performance outcome'
30 April Clunes Book Town Happy Hour - writing with wit BOOK HERE
12 May Women of Wit - conversation with Monica Dux at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library BOOK HERE
15 May Comedy and Conversation with John Safran BOOK HERE
'Razor Sharp Wit' Herald Sun
'Sparkling Comedy' Jewish News
'Sless is in Her Element' Arts Hub
I have toured nationally and internationally, hosted conferences and events, taught comedy workshops and classes.
Co host of IGTV show Sless to Harsel.
As MC Justine's humour, sense of fun and warmth took the 2019 VCTA conference to a whole new level! CEO VCTA
BOOKS AND WRITING
Justine has an MA by research in creative writing.
Mistress of Mirth's COMEDY TOUR
ORDER A COPY HERE
Your Guide Justine Sless
Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing April 2022
Semi-autobiographical, intellectually compelling and frightfully funny.
Welcome to the COMEDY Tour;
Starting in Bourke Mall, Melbourne, the joke sequence inaugurates in a department store, segues into the homewares section and delivers the ultimate punchline at a live stand-up comedy room.
Intertwined with short stories and comedy fun facts this is the ultimate expedition into the quagmire of invective that has been directed at funny women for a millennium.
Fress with Sless
12 recipes & 12 quirky illustrations
These are some of my favourite recipes for you to savour. They come from years working as a chef, time spent at the kitchen bench raising my kids and meals made and shared with family and friends for Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashana and Passover.
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Winner Grace Marion Wilson Prize for Fiction in 2016.
'Tempest: An Anthology’(Patrician Press)
Glimmer Press anthology in 2020.
I have written numerous one woman shows and tailored comedy for a vast range of audiences, toured comedy and story-telling nationally and internationally.
‘With her unique, darkly comic voice Justine’s stories deliver an alluring combination of wit, bite and insight.’ Angela Savage CEO LibrariesVictoria
I've worked for twenty years across the non-profit sector, education, local government and the arts - delivering festivals events, social enterprise programs and volunteer opportunities.
I have expertise in community engagement, project management, staff and volunteer recruitment and high level skills in relationship and stakeholder engagement. As in Tomatoes and Other Stakeholders.
I was the founder and creative director of the Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival.
I am a Professional Listener - with training in telephone counselling, I support people as a Divorce and Birthday Doula - for those times when you need to kvetch and kvell.
I HOLD SPACE FOR YOU
Justine Sless is the James Bond of Community Workers !
Andrew Gilles MP Member for Scullen
'Sheer Comedy Panache.' MICF 2022
'Such a high quality workshop - the kids loved it.'
Hobson's Bay Library - Comedy Crash Course for Kids
'Sless is dry as a martini, yet her warmth radiates out and captivates the audience.' MICF