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The Sydney Comedy Festival is running from now right until Sunday 16th May, with comedians performing in venues all across Sydney. On Friday, I attended Australian comedian Christina Van Look's rip-roaring show 'A Look Back' at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville.
Christina Van Look
The hour-long show, which was nominated for Best Comedy at the Sydney Fridge Festival in 2019, now makes its Sydney Comedy Festival debut. It's a hilarious laugh at history's last 50 years. Devliering the show with warmth and impeccable timing, Van Look starts off by talking about her childhood years in the 1970s, before going through each decade with a comedy filter.
Being a millennial, I didn't get some of the 70s references initially. However, the predominantly Gen X audience appreciated nods to no-nonsense dating rituals (much simpler than the seemingly 32-step dating rituals that young ones go through these days!), old school cars with no power steering and air-con, and Duran Duran.
I really enjoyed Van Look's show. It was a barrel of laughs and I got to learn a thing or two about growing up in the 70s and 80s through the eyes of a comedian. I am looking forward to seeing Van Look perform again next week at the 7 Comedians Show at Leichhardt Bowling Club (Saturday 8th May at 7:15pm).