If you've ever had a panic attack while having sex, been overly emotional in a children's film or just think way too much about stationery then perhaps like Tash York you haven’t found your inner badass. With 1 in 5 Australians suffering from some sort of mental illness, York wanted to write a show that not only normalised what people deal with on a daily basis also put on a kick-ass comedy cabaret show.
Growing up as a bit of a tomboy, York always strived to be a badass. Typically a badass is a person who is loud, tough and uncompromising with a willingness to cuss like a sailor! “Feeling stressed and worried is all part of the job while being a performer, but when you suffer from anxiety sometimes this can become the norm for no reason at all.. You know with the voices in your head telling you you’re never enough… right guys right?” she laughs. “Don’t we all have an ultimate form we’d like to take? For me feeling like a badass helps me keep my anxiety at bay and gets me through the day to day and this show is my journey through all of that,” she continues.
Like her previous work Badass follows Yorks signature style including parodied pop songs, raps, hilarious true stories, improvised numbers and a whole lot of heart. Known for her ballsy voice, dynamic energy and an uncanny ability to rap on command, York will be sure to provide an evening of matchless comedy-cabaret in her latest solo show Badass.
"York is a force to be reckoned with. Open about mental health, she uses the power of cabaret, music and performance to break the stigma around it's discussion." ★★★★★ Weekend Notes.
" Armed with catchy songs and words of badass wisdom she gives us power and strength to realise that even after all that bullshit we CAN conquer those demons." ★★★★★ Hi-Fi Way.
"Tash York is vivacious, charming and deservedly received a standing ovation for her performance" - ★★★★★ The Upside News.
"The universe doesn't know it yet but York really is one of the best cabaret artists in the business. One worthy of the biggest stages in the world."
- ★★★★★ What Did She Think.