Marc Ryan The Beautiful Bogan in Honey; I Shrunk The Bogan

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Production

8.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Content

8.0/10

Things we loved

  • Marc commands attention
  • There are layers to this comedy
  • Marc performs with great heart

Things we\'d change

  • There are some loose threads in the narrative that will get tightened over time

In Marc Ryan The Beautiful Bogan in Honey; I Shrunk The Bogan, we meet a thinking bogan. And, no, that should not come as a shock.

Marc Ryan successfully argues that popular culture has wrongly pigeon-holed bogans as idiots.

Instead, he says, we should hold Darryl Kerrigan up as the iconic bogan; heart of gold, appreciates the simple things, cares about others.

And Ryan’s stories provide evidence of the thought and care at the heart of his craft.

In a throwaway line he mentions he leaves a little of his soul on stage every night, and we were witness to that, as he explains his journey to losing dozens of kilograms over 14 months. It is a symbol of the discipline Marc applies to his craft.

Apart from a battle with his microphone stand, there were a few threads in his various stories that didn’t quite stitch together, yet. Those layers will come and you will be part of that journey when you head into The Piglet tent at Gluttony and spend an evening with a valuable rough diamond from Adelaide’s comedy scene.

Hopefully, this four-star review is going straight to the pool room to be mounted with your ticket to Marc Ryan The Beautiful Bogan in Honey; I Shrunk The Bogan!