- 10 Aug 21
Tickets for Fetish 101 are available now...
Matthew Tallon, a multidisciplinary comedian from Dublin, is bringing a bold new multimedia comedy experience to this the Dublin Fringe Festival next month. Presented in the form of an online college course, Fetish 101 – written and performed by Tallon – is set to run from September 13 to 14, and can be enjoyed at home, on the bus, or wherever you find yourself...
Performed in 10 blasts, Fetish 101 finds Tallon taking on the role of "head of the Fetishology department at [name redacted for legal reasons] University."
"Enrol in this 10-day course and every morning you'll receive an email combining video lectures and written notes to teach you all about the history and culture of various kinks," he comments. "I answer all your most pressing questions: which kinks are the coolest? Is sex evil? Why are feet SO sexy?
"So join me on this journey as we delve into the depraved human psyche and explore spectrum of human sexuality!"
Fetish 101 combines wide-ranging mediums– including theatre, sketch comedy, newsletters and online lectures– to create a daring, immersive online comedy experience unlike any other. The show aims to discuss fetishes and often-hidden aspects of human sexuality in a fun, silly, celebratory way.
The audience members will play the role of students in a college course taught by the world's least knowledgeable sex expert. From there, they'll be catapulted into surrealist world full of factual inaccuracies, anachronisms and downright lies that poke fun at our culture's repressed attitudes towards sex.
Tallon will be discussing a bunch of different kinks ranging from the popular to the obscure, as well as looking at the role the internet has played in kink culture. Over the course of the 10 days, you'll get a sense of just how diverse people's sexual tastes and fetishes are – and how much better things would be if we were more accepting and open about this.
Another exciting element of the show is that it is uniquely built around the online medium. Based on a popular series of TikToks, internet culture is integral to the themes and topics under discussion. This is not simply a theatre show being performed online. It is an online show which aims for the same immersive quality as live theatre. It is also a show that can fit around the busy schedules of the audience, as it only requires 5-10 minutes of time per day, whenever you get the chance.
Fetish 101, is a Dublin Fringe Festival Commission, and was developed at FRINGE LAB.
Tickets are €5, and are on sale here.
Tallon's sketch series, The Matthew Tallon Fetish Hour, has over 200,000 views online. As well as being nominated for Comedian of the Year by Hot Press this year, he has contributed several brilliant features in recent months – available to read here.