No wonder they were such a hit last year at the Edinburgh Fringe, and just about everywhere else they’ve taken the show. Highly recommended.
As the night goes on, callbacks to catchphrases established earlier in the night cascade over each new improvised routine, until you think the whole anarchic romp is going to collapse under the weight of all those puns and sight-gags, but somehow it just keeps on getting funnier and funnier.
This was the Sydney Comedy Festival show my kids begged me to take them to see, based purely on the CD I brought home from the last AoA show I saw. So we went as a family, and we did LOL. […] Lee Naimo’s long-suffering persona must take some sort of prize for most costume effort for a one-liner, Benny Davis’ musical arrangements will strain something if they get any tighter, and Jordan Raskopolous scowled like the devil and sang like an angel.
There’s a very fine line to be drawn when playing such a smartarse intellectual persona, one where the flipping point between the audience jumping on board for the ride or them backing off into folded-arms territory is precariously small and easily overshot. Minchin walked that line in scintillating form on Monday night.
Update (Axis of Awesome @ Comedy Store), Wicked Women Comedy Cabaret Launch, Congratulations Dazz and Gazz, Chris Wainhouse filming DVD at the Laugh Garage, Scared Scriptless moves to the Roxbury Hotel, Tickets on Sale for Theatresports National Championships, A-List announces new dates for Carl Barron + 3 new A-List venues, Official Sydney Comedy Festival Preview Night March 27, RAW semifinals time
Tim Minchin wants to know! So film yourself dancing to his song “Bears Don’t Dig on Dancing” (downloadable from his website), upload it to the video-sharing network of your choice, and send in the link to this competition! You could win two tickets to and an appearance on stage with Tim Minchin in his upcoming Australian Tour.
Full Body Contact No Love Tennis is a showcase for long form impro … Solid entertainment fueled by nerves and punctuated with laugh out loud moments…Beaconsfield the Musical is a timely reminder of how intrusive and trivialising the media can be once they are travelling in packs. It’s also a smashingly paced musical comedy, stuffed with black humour reminiscent of the savage absurdism of Joan Littlewood’s Oh What A Lovely War with an occasional dash of Tom Lehrer.
Sadly not on the same bill, because that would be a hell of a lot of fun!
Adam Hills: Comedy @ Marble Bar, 27 Jan 2009
Axis of Awesome: 2 Year Anniversary Sow @ Roxbury Hotel, 31 Jan 2009
This article has been updated since first posted. You may have noticed a dearth of updates the last few weeks – holiday time has taken its toll, I’m afraid.
However, here’s a few announcements of upcoming dates for you all:
By now many of you will have already had your workplace’s festive night out, and maybe (just maybe) it wasn’t that crash hot watching the office clown do the same routine as for the last five years. So why not go out for a night that you’ll really enjoy, with professional comic entertainers?