It’s difficult to convey the essence of a Rick Shapiro performance. […] He doesn’t rely on anything so obvious as snappy punchlines, he leaps into the stream of consciousness and pours out a tsunami of transgression that swamps your funny bone.
Did you miss NYC underground comedy legend Rick Shapiro at the World’s Funniest Island festival? You can still see him around Sydney over the next weeks and in Brisbane in early November (and maybe win a free double pass to one of his Sydney shows).
The festival runs from Fri 6 March to Saturday 28 March, and curator Josh Thomas has put together a packed program. The Brisbane Comedy Festival will feature Adam Hills, Tim Minchin, Dave Hughes and Danny Bhoy, as well as Hannah Gadsby, David Eastgate and Hooray for Everything, plus many more performers. Response has been enthusiastic, with Dave Hughes and Adam Hills already adding extra shows to cope with ticket demand.