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Ivan Aristeguieta

Hola, I am Ivan Aristeguieta, the ‘Maracas from Caracas’, a Venezuelan-born
comedian, or as what Aussies call me – ‘Mexican’. I get it, we all sound the

For 10 years now, I’ve lived in Australia - living amongst you, observing
you, learning about you, and now I make a very good living taking the piss out
of you. I am a true blue, dinky di Venez-stralian. Nah, she’ll be right! (Who
is she by the way?)

I left Venezuelan after I was carjacked at gunpoint (true story!). Thank you
for giving me a citizenship, Australia!

My TV Comedy credits:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas (2016,
2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)

Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival (2017).

ABC iView Sitcom, Lost in Pronunciation, a fictionalised
account of my immigration experience to Australia.

I have also been a guest panellist in numerous TV shows:  Have you Been Paying Attention, The Project, The
Weekly, Celebrity Name Game, Hughesy We Have a Problem
 and The Living Room.

Awards and Nominations:

Best Newcomer Sydney Comedy Festival 2016

Most Outstanding Show Nominee Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedy Specials:

Chorizo Sizzle - ABC (2016)

The Fourth Floor - Independent Production (2019)

Happy Papi - Paramount Plus (2022)

I am also a trained cook, food technologist and brewer. I’m a loud and proud
food nerd. When I’m not performing, I’m probably making my own chorizo at home,
or experimenting switching Vegemite for Miso paste. Don’t tell anybody this,
but I was making bread at home before Covid. During the pandemic I hosted “About
This Much – Live”
 an online ‘follow-along’ cooking party, where I
bring my kitchen to yours, via Zoom.