But when it comes to nominating a single penetrating quality of swoon, I will quite readily admit that out of all of my attractive qualities, I remain a slave to one, my sensitivity. I am so sensitive I am crying now just thinking about how sensitive I am.
So how does it work? You bring a wrapped Christmas gift to the show. We will randomly select and unwrap gifts during the show. The unwrapped gifts will be the inspiration for our Christmas stories and songs all made up on the spot, without a script, without a rehearsal, live before your very eyes! At the end of the night, gifts will be re-wrapped and donated to the fine folk at St Vincent De Paul to pass on to those less fortunate.
Well the big Quest For The Best Final is just a couple of sleeps away and I for one am very excited!
Wow what a difference a week makes!
We stayed on for the Thursday night stand-up showcase, this week featuring Daniel Townes as MC, Dolores Lorette and Umit Bali as openers, Jarred Christmas as the featured support and John Moloney as the headliner. This is a very well-balanced line-up, kudos to the managers.
I mentioned at the end of the last article that I was heading off to compete in the ‘Quest For The Best’ Preliminary Final last week and that I would talk about it in this edition of the ‘FZTSSHTZ’ chronicles (not the best acronym in the world but what can you do).
ohn Moloney’s mix of comedy and music has made him one of the most in-demand acts in the UK and abroad, and it’s fantastic to see him back in Sydney again at the Comedy Store EQ. Drily acidic and understated with an occasional flash of sheer naughtiness, Moloney is a classic exponent of traditional stand-up craft, and is a pleasure to watch in action.
The first thing I wondered about Charlie Ross is how on earth does someone so tall manage to carry off such fantastic impressions of both the Star Wars Trilogy’s Yoda and the Lord Of The Rings’ hobbits? The answer, apparently, is yoga – quite safe to try it at home, but don’t rush it (you might get stuck in that position).
Josh Thomas really is very likeable. His quirky look and semi-stammering (yet beautifully timed) delivery plays to the appeal of the underdog, generally being a good sport about the series of humiliating moments he recounts from his life. Self-deprecation is a common comic’s strategy for making the audience forget the power the person holding the mic on the stage has right then, but Thomas takes it beyond just getting the audience on his side into nearly a performance art piece.
November and early December sees a whole lot of improvised comedy shows around town.