Comedians Against Humanity

Comedians Against Humanity

Based on the hit card game, Cards Against Humanity, where players fill in random sentences with typically non-PC answers my curiosity was piqued as to how this play out with a live audience. As we lined up we were given three cards, the potential answers and prompts...
Scottish Comedian of the Year WINNER

Scottish Comedian of the Year WINNER

Leo opened interestingly with a quick check around the room, getting some names and feel for the room (or “the lay of the land”). Starting off with Scottish food, an area of potential comedy gold for anyone not from Scotland, the show was off and racing. Moving...
Rhino Room Late Show

Rhino Room Late Show

If you want to get a sampler of the best comedy shows for the Fringe you would be hard pressed to go past the Rhino Room Late Show. With a surprise MC of Hans, for over two hours of hilarious comedy we seemed to have picked a pretty good night. First up was Nurse...
Out and about with lightpainting at Langhorne Creek

Out and about with lightpainting at Langhorne Creek

The message came through from my comrade in arms and photography lightpainter, Andrew. Was I interested in a photography competition down at Langhorne Creek? Well yes I thought, it’s far enough away from the city to avoid the light pollution. The orange glow of city...
Duncan M. Turner – The Ends Is Nigh

Duncan M. Turner – The Ends Is Nigh

Well, now that we have the show title correct we can move onto the rest of the performance. With some improv HipHop we were straight into it with humorous observations of life as a receptionist for a school of sciences and the stories of the strange callers he...
Fabien Clark

Fabien Clark

Don’t mistake his looks, which are due to poor hygiene, for spirituality. However as a mode of transport through the journey of men’s feelings (don’t worry, this bit doesn’t last long) his empathy with the male train wreck of life indeed shines through. A compelling...
Frehd the Clown: Stripped Bare

Frehd the Clown: Stripped Bare

Yeah…didn’t really read the full name of the show, nor check the rating. Which was a pleasant surprise but that comes later. Frehd was our clown for the night. Our own personal clown, slowly revealing herself. Starting at the beginning, which is always a good place to...
Stranger

Stranger

Matt Brandwood, another Adelaidean magician with only 6 years under his belt quickly got into the flow of things with a quick hidden card selection via knife trick and was soon into the thick of it. His show cracks along at a good pace and he works the audience well,...
Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest

Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest

Another fantastic mentalism show by Adelaidian Matt Tarrant. With a style and charm in character with the best magicians, Matt puts on a very slick and well produced entertaining show. Inspired by René Lavand of the close up famous magician stable, Matt and his able...
Razi: Mesmerise

Razi: Mesmerise

This is Razi’s third time at the Fringe and he rapidly opened with some card work and some sleight of hand. This was followed up by a cleanly performed 3 Rope Mystery trick. Razi then moved on to a series of tricks with a Rubik’s cube where he could really show some...
Best of Adelaide Comedy – Rhino Room

Best of Adelaide Comedy – Rhino Room

The show and hence this review did not go exactly to plan, but in a good way. Due to lower than desired ticket sales a couple of shows were combined, Best of Adelaide Comedy and Adelaide Next Generation. Although we’d seen Next-Gen a few days earlier, the nature of...
The Expert at the Card Table aka How to cheat at cards

The Expert at the Card Table aka How to cheat at cards

Based on the bible of card manipulation; “sleight of hand, cheating and legerdemain” the show is part live tutorial from the book of the same name by the mysterious S.W.Erdnase and part “How the hell did he do that!”. Jden starts with an introduction and background to...