WINNER Best Newcomer – Sydney Comedy Festival 2016
WINNER Adelaide Comedy’s Where You Goin? Award 2015
WINNER Adelaide Comedy’s Comedian of the Year 2014
WINNER Dave Grant Comedy Award – Adelaide Fringe 2014
NOMINEE Adelaide Comedy’s The Aching Back Award for Best Writer 2014
In 2012 Ivan migrated from Venezuela to Adelaide and took up the challenge of performing comedy in a second language.
After only six months he’d collected his first Australian comedy award and was chosen to perform in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone and Roadshow.
When he sold out his first Melbourne season in 2014, the UK’s pre-eminent comedy guide Chortle enthused "Give this man citizenship... he’s sure to have more to contribute to the Australian comedy scene." And contribute to Australia’s comedy scene he has.
Ivan has toured for the past three years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney International Comedy Festival Showcase Tour.
He grabbed major league attention at the 2015 Just for Laughs Gala at the Sydney Opera House and then took the country by storm with his performance at the MICF 2016 OXFAM Gala. This performance made him the hottest ticket at the Melbourne Comedy Festival where he completely sold out his season. He went straight on to sell out his shows at Sydney Comedy Festival and topped it all off by winning Sydney’s Best Newcomer Award (joint winner with Demi Lardner).
Ivan now happily calls Australia home and has firmly established himself as our favourite Venezuelan comedian. He has gathered a mass of fans for his trademark cheerful and naïve rejoicing in the troubles and joys of a land that is girt by tomato sauce...and the unmissable Saturday Bunnings sausage sizzle.
"Brilliant show." ★★★★ The Herald Sun
"His storylines are funny, his observations are astute and his call-backs are brilliant and well-timed." ★★★★ Beat
"Aristeguieta’s performance is outstanding and he leaves the audience with warm smiles on their faces. My advice: run to buy a ticket, on the off chance that there are still any available." ★★★★ Arts Hub
"Captivating... A playful celebration of cultural differences." ★★★★ West Australian
"Like the obsessed cook he is, Aristeguieta throws together the ingredients of sharp humour, personal anecdotes, Australian impersonations and clever observations to produce a perfect comedic dish." ★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser