The Rhino Room is a foster home for quality comedy during the Fringe
I first saw Celia Pacquola about ten years ago as part of a young comics night. She somehow immediately reached into my head, took out my thoughts and experiences, made them cool, and turned them into an articulate and hilarious narrative. In the years that have passed since, she has only improved at this.
Delayed, her current show in the Rhino Room at the Adelaide Fringe begins with a surprising burst of choreographed energy and ends with a recount of the most drawn out and awkward high five story that has ever been told. All the bits in the middle bear Celia's trademark concoction of realism tinged with cynicism, mixed with a dash of self-deprecation, and wrapped up neatly in master storytelling and complete relatability. From start to finish the show has the entire audience thinking, cringing and laughing. There was not a single second of that hour that I wasn't engaged and entertained.
If you want to catch some comedy at the Fringe but aren't sure what, Celia Pacquola Delayed is a safe bet. She will be performing on the Rhino Room main stage at 7.15pm from 19-23 February, and from 26 February – 2 March.