So, here's the thing - Andrew Silverwood visited us during the Adelaide Fringe last year, where he brought his show "My First Ten Sexual Failures" and received a review by Great Scott Media that branded him as a "self absorbed tw*t". And that's how we were graced with his current show, which revolves around this one attention-grabbing phrase.
Think of anything and everything that would classify you as a "self absorbed tw*t" - perhaps having unconventional thoughts, which do not necessarily fit within the society's boundaries, along with being outspoken about topics that are normally surrounded by a lot stigma - that's what "Self Absorbed Tw*t" show is all about. With the added complexity (or entertainment) of bringing together elements of comedy, showmanship, and self-confidence.
The show kicked off with a beautiful, pink-haired lady - Jamie Mykaela - who had her trusted ukulele in her arms and serenaded the audience with a song that was inspired by her (failed) experiences with a former lover. What started off as a sweet, easy-listening style verse ended with a rather raw but relatable lyric that most men and women who have been dumped / played around / screwed over have unfortunately been through. No matter where you sit in the room, you may even be (un)lucky enough to have Jamie grace your lap while she sings her heart out.
Next up, Andrew Silverwood took to the stage. Donning a cheeky attitude, a mischievous smile, and a British accent that may as well have been music to my ears, It didn't take long for the audience to warm up to his cheeky, English-boy persona. Within minutes, the room broke into waves of laughter, while Andrew delivered his opinions on different topics; ranging from his family to awkward sexual encounters to the fiasco that was Brexit were discussed in great length - in a humorous manner, of course! There's also mention of the unusual but hilarious insertion of a bright pink scooter that became its own quintessential "character" for the purpose of the show.
A majority of Andrew's experiences in Adelaide has certainly helped him create material that is entertaining, enjoyable, and certainly not for the sensitive // easily offended. Some of these experiences included being stopped by security or the police (on multiple occasions) for riding his pink scooter aka "a vehicle on wheels" and encountering what can only be described as "the man with the chicken".
The show ended with Andrew Silverwood embracing his inner rapper and treated the audience to a song that is so bad, you want it on your iPod to listen to (on repeat, might I add). While there were no visual effects accompanying his "rapping", his facial expressions and improvised choreography made up for it brilliantly.
Just when you thought that Andrew had "crossed a line" (per se), he craftily brought the balance back in sync through his well-versed skills in drama and performing arts. Whether you have a good sense of humor or not, we know for a fact that Andrew knows how poke fun at himself AND have fun while he does it. After all, life's too short to hold a grudge, right?
Andrew Silverwood is a stand-up comedian who has not only brought 2 shows over for our entertainment, but has also himself participated in several acts throughout Adelaide Fringe, including Shaggers, Battle of the Superheroes, and Midnight Madness. Additionally, he has taken his talents to the Fringe festivals in Adelaide, Perth, Prague, Stockholm, and Gothenburg (to name a few).
There's only 3 shows left till the end of Adelaide Fringe, so if you're looking for a show where boundaries are optional and that challenges your thoughts on PC culture (in a refreshing manner), jump on the website and book your tickets now. And while you're at it, you may also be interested to check out his other show [Late Night] GameShow (review here), which is playing this weekend - find more details here and make sure you end the Fringe season with a bang!