Nemeses is Australia’s most toxic duo since the third Veronica Triplet died and they rebranded as twins.
The duo is an innovative comedy collaboration between Alistair Baldwin and Vidya Rajan, previous collaborators on the sold-out immersive comedy experience The Lizard Is Present: A Gala In Honour Of Marina Abramolizardvic at the 2019 Melbourne Fringe. The gala was the centrepiece of a broader superfiction which included site-responsive performances and in-world reviews published in real-world art journals.
Slated to premiere their debut live show at the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the viral spread of a novel coronavirus ground their plans to a halt.
In response, the pair developed an experimental bicoastal livestream sitcom for The Wheeler Centre that contained real fake ads, audience interaction and a critical panel discussion. The sitcom tackled the pandemic, productivity and the capitalist demand to pivot – even amidst global cataclysm.
Nemeses have since been commissioned to devise and host an upcoming livestream event, to be announced, and are available to hire for your comedy shows, site activations, streaming experiments or any other paid, semi-pretentious gigs.