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Amos Gill: Where Have I Been All Your Life? at Adelaide Fringe 2018 - Review

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by Tema (subscribe)
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Sourced from the Adelaide Fringe website

Overall rating: ★★★★1/2

Date attended: 11/03/2018

Here's a man who is unapologetically hilarious. Far from being PC (politically correct), Amos Gill is someone who isn't afraid to tread over the lesser discussed yet much-warranted topics of interest that we often think of, but never lend a voice to.

Starting off the night with a sold-out show, Amos Gill was welcomed to the stage with hearty applause and from then on, the laughter never stopped. Delivering punch lines and poking fun at this beautiful city of Adelaide that we live in for all the right reasons, Amos isn't one to shy away from the quirks of Adelaide and South Australia to create a solid show that left us all in stitches. There was a moment halfway through the show where I couldn't stop crying from laughing too hard - always a good sign that the show was well-received.

Taking inspiration from a recent breakup, Amos weaves his audience into his moments of happiness, despair, and remorse as he recounts how his long-term relationship broke down, followed by a long-distance romantic tryst with an "oddball" that takes a really weird turn with one essay of a text message. While there is very little audience interactivity, we collectively tried to decipher the subtle messages within that fateful text message. Gill has no issues with sharing everything from his private life - there are no filters, no sugar coating whatsoever - and for anyone who has been dumped, you'll feel for Gill as he puts a comedic twist to the unfortunate situation.

It is no surprise that the final two shows of Amos Gill's "Where Have I Been All Your Life" are sold out, so if you like listening to a cheerful and confident man, who isn't afraid to steer away from the truth and can effortlessly place a comedic spin on the perspective, then I suggest that you jump on the Adelaide Fringe website and book yourselves some tickets ASAP.
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When: Adelaide Fringe season
Where: Rhino Room, 131 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Cost: $20 - $30
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