Friday, 14 April 2017

Melbourne Comedy Festival: Eli Matthewson - The Year of Magical Fucking

Eli Matthewson, The Year of Magical Fucking
According to studies, millennials are having less sex than their parents. Eli is mostly offended by this statistic because it makes him think of his parents having sex. But he’s not really surprised, not in a world where you can choose to stream another episode of Narcos instead.

Eli is charming and funny in a way that you’d be surprised that he’s gone through sexual droughts. He thinks the film 40 Days & 40 Nights – where Josh Hartnett has to give up sex for a month and a bit – is entirely relatable and not really much of a challenge. Happens to him all the time.

Yes, The Year of Magical Fucking is Mainly Concerned With Sex in the age of Tinder and Grindr. He’s from New Zealand, so his best pick-up line is that he was in “Lord of the Rings”. He also employs the oft-used LOTR trick of forced perspective for the pics he sends possible hook-ups.

Eli isn’t just worried about getting himself laid, though, he’s also worried about the sexuality of animated characters like Elsa from “Frozen” and LeFou from “Beauty & the Beast”. There’s a lot to unpack there, too.

Millennials, turn off Netflix and get along to the Forum; Eli has some tips for you about dead people on Twitter and therapy versus hair-apy. Eli Matthewson is a funny fucker.

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