Jordana might be new to the comedy festival line-up, but she’s been tweeting about it for years. Jordana gets anxious when nobody comments on her Facebook status updates, wakes up in the middle of the night to Tweet, believes all feelings can be expressed through emoticons, Instagrams her food before eating it, and is convinced that hashtags make everything cooler. She’s definitely a victim of Social Needia; an epidemic that’s gone viral.
In her first-ever comedy festival show, Jordana explores her addiction to, and obsession with, social media and technology, plus an array of other neuroses that all tie into this fixation.
Jordana’s inspiration is simple: “My biggest flaws in life are my greatest assets in comedy,” she explains. “As long as I’m doing stand up, I won’t need to start therapy.”
In Social Needia: The Epidemic, Jordana draws attention to the idea that while so many of us always feel ‘switched on’ because of technology and social media, in many ways we’re more disconnected than we’ve ever been.
Jordana Borensztajn is a Melbourne-based journalist, photographer, social media addict and pop culture junkie who started experimenting with stand up comedy in October 2011. In 2008 and 2009 Jordana lived in New York where she worked as a music reporter, gig photographer and copywriter.
Dates: March 27, 31, April 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. Tickets: $12 Preview, Tightarse Tues. $15 Laugh Pack, Group (4 or more), Conc. $18 Full. Times: Sunday 7:30pm, Tuesdays 7:30pm, Wednesdays 9:00pm, Thursdays 7:30pm. Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 660 013, www.comedyfestival.com.au, or at the door (pending availability).