Grace Tame mocks Scott Morrison in comedy debut: 'Joke dessert'

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Grace Tame made her first appearance at Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Sunday night, savagely mocking Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The former Australian of the Year appeared on the panel for the comedy news podcast: A Rational Fear, hosted by comedians Dan Ilic and Lewis Hobba.

Ms Tame was reportedly introduced by podcast host Dan Ilic as the "master of the side-eye", referencing the now famous look she gave Mr Morrison in a photo at The Lodge for a Morning Tea for 2022 Australian of the Year finalists.

Grace Tame was introduced to the Melbourne audience by her now famous 'side-eye' picture with Scott Morrison, shown here..
'Master of the side-eye': The photo of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame that went viral. Source: AAP

Ms Tame joked about not getting political, apologising to people that had come to see her mock the Prime Minister whom she called a "giant self-saucing comedy pudding" and a "joke dessert that ices itself", the Daily Telegraph reported.

Although she didn't reference Mr Morrison directly, she made several jokes about Mr Morrison and the Liberal Party.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Ms Tame shared stories from her "favourite" childhood television show, My Little Pony, which was a tongue-in-cheek mockery of Mr Morrison and his government.

It included a story about a time a character "sharted in Old MacDonald’s farm", referencing a rumour that the prime minister soiled himself at Engadine McDonald’s.

The 27-year-old's appearance coincided with Mr Morrison announcing the 2022 federal election for May 21.

Grace Tame
Grace Tame appeared in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Sunday. Source: AAP

Grace Tame 'ummed and aahed' over comedy gig

Ahead of the event, Ms Tame admitted she had reservations about taking part in the event, tweeting she was worried it would "trivialise" her advocacy work.

"To be clear, this isn’t a 'career move'," Ms Tame wrote. "Advocacy is my first priority, always. It’s my life and purpose."

"I ummed and aahed over whether or not this was the right thing to do. Would it send a hopeful, empowering message to survivors? Or would it trivialise the cause?"

Ms Tame continued in the Twitter thread, acknowledging there are "risks" in participating in the comedy festival.

“There are risks in doing this, as there are with just about anything else in this mad life,” she wrote.

“Things have been especially tough lately. But I reckon we could use a laugh. Either way, the joke’s on me. And if I fail, I’ll pick myself up and move on. You never know, unless you try.”

Ms Tame appeared on the A Rational Fear panel alongside a series of guests including Gabbi Bolt from the Chaser, comedian Dane Simpson, DJ Andrew McClelland, and comedian and writer Alice Fraser.

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