There’s an awkward humour to The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby, and it’s incredibly effective. With offsider Jon Lo, Aaron Chen deconstructs stand-up like a contestant on MasterChef – cutting through traditional comedy shtick with his atypical approach.
Credited as Australia’s Queen of Comedy, Fiona O’Loughlin brought her A Few of My Favourite Things show to The Factory Theatre last week as a part of the Sydney Comedy Festival.
After finally seeing her live I believe in this title, not because her jokes get the most laughs, but because her comedy so clearly represents that of the country at large. She’s much more eloquent and succinct than the rest of us, but her stories feel familiar thanks to her self-deprecating and irreverent attitude.
There’s something about Simon Taylor. For one thing, he looks nothing like his Instagram DP. He’s also quite funny. And in a country where the very idea of a millennial buying a house is laughable, his comedy works better than you might expect.
From his magic tricks, hilariously making a Dove appear and disappear, to his singing and dancing, which goes some way to explaining how he flirts in the digital age, Simon Taylor showcases his multi-talented approach to comedy with style.
An Education in Glitter
There’s no shying away from the fact that Lisa-Skye’s comedy isn’t going to be for everyone. From the second they launch into a personalised rendition of Love Shack, you have some idea what you may be in for, that is, if their look hadn’t given you any hints.
Have you ever wondered how to become a social media influencer? According to David O’Doherty, all that’s required is access to Ed Sheeran’s sound equipment. The tale of the time O’Doherty shared a stage with the redheaded popstar perfectly captures the feel of Big Time – incredulity that he’s made it this far with his comic stylings.