Giant Dwarf Theatre Sydney
As advertised, this was very much a work in progress. Preparing for a London run in July, it was definitely a bit ragged around the edges, but it was an immensely charming evening.
I’d not seen him live before, only heard of his reputation in passing. Since reading Stewart Lee’s brilliant “How I Escaped My Certain Fate” praising him to the skies and insulting him mercilessly, and in the wake of the ComCom podcast (mentioned elsewhere) which carried a lorraluv, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Glad I did – well worth the trek across town in the rain.
Yes, his own closing assessment (“zero structure, some content”) was valid, and there were a couple of small patches that sounded like familiar themes from many years ago, on the whole it was thoroughly enjoyable. Even when he was struggling to remember his own threads of logic and material the crowd were happy to play along and have fun. The crowd work was interesting, and I’m pretty sure the observational comedy surrounding Tim Tams won’t make it to London. Worked for us though. Local jokes get you local work » Continue Reading.