The Alternative Comedy Festival at Sparkke at The Whitmore

The Alternative Comedy Festival at Sparkke at The Whitmore

The new venue at The Whitmore was literally only hours old when its cherry was popped by a three course comedy review. And alternative it was, as in alternative to the usual comedy show that mostly involve men. For this was a show by three women. Courtney was first up...
Rhino Room Late Show

Rhino Room Late Show

The show started out fast with the MC for the evening being the hilarious Lindsay Webb. I think the Late Show must be one of the longest shows of the Fringe and the MC is drawing the short straw however Lindsay powered on through the show without skipping a beat so...
I’m Fine – Lucy Gransbury

I’m Fine – Lucy Gransbury

Starting off with a hilarious meditation tape, Lucy soon has us in stitches as she explores the funny side of anxiety. With a quick review of laughter types we are into her world of worrying about things that are not real. We are warned we might have come to learn...
Crazy Chicken Nerd

Crazy Chicken Nerd

What more can one say, there really was a chicken! And though she works as a traffic controller, Jenny still hasn’t seen a chicken cross the road. She takes us into her amusing world of chickens, from the first sad story of chickens to the more recent extravagances of...
Kate Burr – Mum by name, not by number

Kate Burr – Mum by name, not by number

We’ve all been there. Dropping the little horrors off at school and you’re the last one there. Kate’s a bubbly but stressed mum and takes us through what it takes to remain sane in the post-childbirth modern age. From kindy spelling bees, an endless supply of “Why?”...
Rob Hunter: Uncle Rob’s 10 Cent Comedy Show ($24)

Rob Hunter: Uncle Rob’s 10 Cent Comedy Show ($24)

Rob’s own blurb about his show, signalled a warning: Rob Hunter (writer ‘Rosehaven’, ‘Spicks & Specks’, ‘Get Krack!n’, ‘You’re Skitting Me’, ‘Late O’clock’) presents a brand new bunch of...
Pat McCaffrie: Pat Riot

Pat McCaffrie: Pat Riot

Managing to slip under the Border Watch radar, Pat returned to a less criminally influenced Producers this year to continue his political humour. Bringing us up to speed with some local news and then amusingly outing half the (disappointingly small) crowd including...
How to Drink Wine like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine like a Wanker

The concept was novel, wine tasting matched with the narrative of a change in life’s direction. For an extra $10 you could experience the wines the show was crafted around and I would recommend this option. Every week on The Adelaide Show podcast we review wine, and...
Good Wills Huntley

Good Wills Huntley

This was exactly the sort of show I had been waiting for. Nicholas Huntley and Carla Wills totally nailed it with a mix of dry wit, cutting observation and the meaning of life. Hint, it’s to do with stardust. Nick started the evening with observations of some...
Burlesque by force

Burlesque by force

All the ramifications of sexual assault by a close friend are laid bare in Brodie John’s searing one-person show set in a theatre dressing room after a drag-show performance. A talented young actor who never skips a beat, Brodie exposes his scars, self-doubt and...
Port Adelaide Ghost Crime Tour

Port Adelaide Ghost Crime Tour

Everyone loves a good ghost story. The early days of Port Adelaide, also known as Port Misery has led to many. And many of those came about through violence and crime. This walking tour of the port, which goes for over two hours takes you amongst and under historic...