Aridhi Anderson is a theatremaker, performer and reviewer based in Melbourne. Check out her work at aridhianderson.com.
Refreshingly original, perceptive, and downright hilarious
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is back with a brand new show, Age of Fools, and he has just kicked off his Australia and New Zealand 2019 tour with a special preview show for charity at The Toff in Town, Melbourne. Between March and May, he is scheduled to perform a staggering 45 shows in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. At the time of writing, well over half of these shows are already sold out.
For anyone who loves stand up comedy, this is an unmissable event. Danny Bhoy is a uniquely talented and incredibly versatile performer who personalizes his shows for the context he's performing in, and keeps his audiences squealing with laughter from beginning to end. He is a master of impressions, international and regional accents, cultural insights, callbacks, and physically expressive delivery. His comedic content is refreshingly original, and seems to be drawn from any and every source - it ranges from international events and political opinions to his own travel anecdotes and self-deprecating humour. While most of his comedy is delightfully light, he is also cheeky and occasionally brings out tense, dark humour - which somehow always lands perfectly. His natural wit and charisma also shine forth in his effortless audience interactions, and in his composed responses to sometimes unexpected audience actions.
I had the privilege of a front row seat to his Age of Fools preview show in Melbourne and it was a fantastic experience. For anyone who hasn't seen Danny Bhoy before, book your tickets here while there are still some left, and expect a unique style and voice in comedy that is original, perceptive, and extremely funny. For those who have seen Danny Bhoy before, expect the comedian you know and love, but with one hundred percent new material: top notch as always.