SCF2011 Review: John Robertson

poster: sydney comedy festival show Dragon Punch (John Robertson)

Details: Dates 27 – 30 April
Times 9pm
Duration 60 mins
Tickets Adult $20, Conc $15
Venue Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre
Bookings: Book online
or call (02) 9351 7940

The family and I went along to a comedy show on order to dodge the royal wedding dress revelation moment, and it could not have been a better distraction!

John Robertson is far too deeply involved in the Geekdom of Nerd to be fascinated by wedding fever (I don’t think he mentioned it even once) and instead took us on a rapid-fire roller-coaster ride through interests that some people might class as slightly odd. He has a gift for giving an engaging description of something you may have never heard of so that you don’t feel left out, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of gadgets, games and animated films.

An extremely likeable performer, he tests this every now and then. There was one moment where he did have me questioning whether I’d been right to enjoy the previous 20 minutes of the show so very much, and I very nearly crossed my arms for a bit, but he went on to win me back and then some. I snorted too many times to count, and I headbutted my husband’s shoulder at one point. I don’t do that too often.

Tonight is the last night of his Sydney Comedy Festival season. Catch it if you can.

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