Simon Taylor’s show Funny opened at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival last night and I’m happy to report that the title is not, in fact, bullshit. This guy is seriously funny in his ~1hr...
The factory theme is appropriate, because this is a refined act; aesthetics are kept to an absolute minimum, and Dan and Simon work off each other like clockwork as they churn out the skits.
This is punk rock comedy: shocking, minimalist, energetic, honest, and a mess of fucking fun.
Benoît Poelvoorde gives us the hilarious Ruben Vandavoorde, a Belgium customs officer who’s disdain for the French is probably only matched by his hatred of drug smugglers. As comic-fate would have it, the newly formed Eurozone needs a unified customs team and Vandavoorde has to team up with Mathais Ducatel (played by Dany Boon himself), who, to add to the hilarity, also happens to be his brother-in-law.
Name of the show:
The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection or the Survival of (R)Evolutionary Theories in the face of Scientific and Ecclesiastical Objections: being a Musical Comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882).
FIND poets boring, do you?
Well, what if they passionately recited homoerotic West Wing fan fiction? Or blasted industrial metal at you while roaring about grammar?
THE Fringe is all about taking a punt. About going to see shows or artists you’ve never heard of. And I’m extremely glad I did.
Hannah Williams’ alter ego, Mercedes Benz, is just like any other ‘girl next door’ – affable, quirky, pretty and cute. Except, she’s a stripper.
If you like your cabaret sophisticated, conservative and beautiful – then this is not the show for you.
On the other hand, if you like your cabaret dirty, crass, sexual and ridiculously funny, then this is definitely the show for you.