Helchild to take the stage at Melbourne’s international comedy festival

March 30, 2022
Helchild as Dolly and Clive Parmajana

Dolly the Blow Up Love Doll and the Dicks of Doom
Starring: Helchild
Part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Show time: 6.45‒7.30pm, April 8, 10 and 16
Club Voltaire, 1st Floor, 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne
18+ years
Tickets from $15.50 to $20 available at:

Comic impersonator, poet and internationally exhibited visual artist Helchild is back with another riotous show at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival featuring two outrageously funny characters that somehow don’t seem out of place in Australia today.

Infamous billionaire Clive Parmajana has lost the love of his life, Dolly the Blowup Love Doll, who has run away to liberate all sex dolls from bondage.

On the way to winning her freedom, Dolly must avoid recapture by the desperate Clive and save the world from rogue billionaires and their giant flying dicks.

Helchild has been an activist comic off and on for the past 20 years. For the past 8 years she has been making her unique style of comedy almost a full-time job.

Readers in Perth and Melbourne would know Helchild from her performances at Melbourne’s annual Green Left Comedy Debate fundraisers, and her characters have been known to appear at rallies as well.

Not all her characters are political, but they are generally satirical and comment on the world around us today. Characters like Queen Helizabeth and Helvis The Pelvis mean Helchild can find room to perform to more mainstream audiences.

But she saves her most biting commentary for politics with characters like Bob the Mad Hatter, Pauline Fartson and Baloney Abbot, showing us what she really thinks.

Her latest show is fuelled by the way people are treated as slaves by billionaires in today’s society, with Dolly the extreme example of this system. At the same time billionaires are sending giant dildos into space, people are starving on Earth.

“I love to transform from one character to another in my shows,” says Helchild with a laugh — obviously a performer who enjoys her work.

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