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JUSTine
Sless
BA MA

Author , Comedian & Kvetcher in the Wry
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ello - 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

'Genre Smashing'
Arts Hub

'Akin to Genius'
Angela Savage CEO Public Libraires Vic

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDER THE BOOK HERE 
 

Media Release HERE

TEACHING
Find The Funny Comedy Workshops
Bookings  HERE 
Comedy Crash Course for Kids
Bookings HERE

 

 

 

COMING UP

 

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 

18 May - La Trobe University Comedy night

 

25 May Generation Women at Howler Bar

 

29 May Melbourne Jewish Book Week 

8 & 9 June Vic Tas Community Transport Conference


 

 

 

 

 

 




 

COMEDIAN

MC
PRODUCER

'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.
 
YOU TUBES TO ENJOY
JUSTINE SLESS YOU TUBE CHANNEL 
JEWISH MUSLIM COMEDY DEBATE
MELBOURNE JEWISH COMEDY FESTIVAL


 

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As MC  Justine's humour, sense of fun and warmth took the 2019 VCTA conference to a whole new level! CEO VCTA

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BOOKS AND WRITING

Justine has an MA by research in creative writing.

 

BOOKS
Mistress of Mirth's COMEDY TOUR

ORDER A COPY HERE
Your Guide Justine Sless
Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing April 2022

MEDIA RELEASE HERE

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.

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE


 

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Excuse me there are crumbs in my comedy


Winner Grace Marion Wilson Prize for Fiction in 2016.

'Tempest: An Anthology’(Patrician Press)

The Journal of Working Class Studies,

Glimmer Press anthology in 2020.

Jewish Women of Words

 Funny Women


I have written numerous one woman shows and tailored comedy for a vast range of audiences, toured comedy and story-telling nationally and internationally.


 

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‘With her unique, darkly comic voice Justine’s stories deliver an alluring combination of wit, bite and insight.’ Angela Savage CEO LibrariesVictoria 

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Community CONNECTIONS

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
 


 

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Justine Sless is the James Bond of Community Workers !
Andrew Gilles  MP Member for Scullen 

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CLIENTS& reviewS

Reviews

'Sheer Comedy Panache.' MICF 2022
Arts Hub

'Such a high quality workshop - the kids loved it.'

 Hobson's Bay Library - Comedy Crash Course for Kids
Recent Clients

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'Sless is dry as a martini, yet her warmth radiates out and captivates the audience.' MICF 

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