Posts tagged Comedy reviews
Posts tagged Comedy reviews
My loyalty for the ladies has finally kicked in as I made it to another female comedians show last night.
Janey Godley ‘The Godley Hour’ has been at The Classic all this week so I was so pleased to get a chance to see the show before the end of her fantastic run.
I had been keeping up with Janey during her time in New Zealand through her blog and podcasts. This year’s visit to New Zealand has been an eventful one where she got to meet her idol Billy Connolly!
Glaswegian Janey Godley is comfortable in her own skin and this confidence means she is a comic who is fearless and provocative on stage. I believe that’s how great comedy is made and how she has been able to produce such consistently funny stand-up year after year.
She comes across open and honest in front of an audience who admire her as she performs her hour show at The Classic in Auckland.
No stone is left unturned as she takes us through her views on men, women and sex as well as other personal stories which often make her husband or daughter part of her act.
Her hilarious escapades are garnished with the odd swear word or four but she is by no means an offensive comic. I found her to be quite the opposite as she comes across honest and smart with an eccentric storytelling style which you just get lost in.
Janey is who she is and I think that’s why people warm to her. This was so evident when watching the reaction of those who met her after the show.
So pleased to have met Janey after the show
I am glad that there are strong female comics like Janey, proving the doubters wrong one night at a time!
This hour of stand-up is just that, traditional no frills joke and story telling which had a captivated audience roaring with laughter throughout.
You have just two chances left to see Janey in Auckland so get down to The Classic 18 & 19 May 8.30pm.
I had not had the chance to watch him so far this week so was eagerly anticipating this much talked about show.
He is as cool and laid back as his poster suggests while he enters stage with that je ne sais quoi that you should expect when a man is walking on his very own red carpet!
Glass of red wine in hand he began his hour show of low energy sharp wit, fantastically scribed sex poetry and of course his 50 ways to leave your lover. He also treated us to a song or two.
He holds his dead pan delivery throughout making his arrogance, and of course his superiority to us known and understood. I wouldn’t have him any other way.
He really is a pleasure to watch as he cleverly plays his quirky observations in his refreshing style of such obvious disdain that he will have you in fits of giggles.
Alas the Frenchman’s time in Auckland is over for this year but we hope it is only adieu until next years festival as I definitely want an encore!
Marcel Lucont Gallic Symbol will be at San Francisco Bath House in Wellington from 7 May - 12 May
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)
You can also get more from Marcel in his book “What We French Think Of You British (And Where You Are Going Wrong)” which you can buy here.
Last night a packed Comedy Chamber witnessed the last but one of The Axis of Awesome’s show in Auckland.
I have heard and read a lot about this comedy rock trio during the first week of the festival but have avoided youtubing so as not to spoil the surprise, and I knew enough to know they sounded rocking.
My expectations were met, and some as they were, well awesome.
The group came on to the stage apologising for the lack of pyrotechnics, lights and animatronic dinosaurs and began thier hour set of comedic songs and clever musical comedy.
They are phenomenal musicians and applause comes as much for their musical prowess as their comedy. Their banter is sharp, sometimes within songs and sometimes in between, but always hilarious. Their keyboardist takes the brunt of the on stage ribbing due to him being a little shorter than the others.
The show makes fun of all our favourite pop and rock clichés expertly imitating styles and well known songs.
Probably their most famous song is the Youtube hit ‘4 Chords’ which gets a huge reaction from the crowd.
This show was great fun and they are definitely at the top of their game in this genre of entertainment, it’s no surprise they have had such huge worldwide success.
I would happily have watched the whole show again so it’s a good thing you can buy a CD after the show, something to play in the car on the way home ;).
The Axis Of Awesome play their final show Sat 5 May!