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Earth: May Contain Traces of Human/Where? Why? Where?

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by James Newcombe (subscribe)
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Two very distinct comedians in this split-billed show
The RiAus in the old Stock Exchange building was the venue for this split billed show featuring two very different comedians as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Earth, may contain traces of Human,RiAus, Science Exchange Adelaide
RiAus is in the old Stock Exchange building and is a very modern, comfortable venue with alcohol and snacks available. Image by writer


Seaton Kay-Smith delivers an astonishing, off-the-wall performance in his show Where Why Where?, as he attempts to address some of the big questions of life such as: Where did we come from?, and Why are we here? Looking like, in his own words, a "demented buccaneer" he delivers (sometimes corny) rapid-fire one-liners to open the show. The second half moves into the bizarre and ridiculous and includes a poem, chilli-eating, fairytales and even a schizophrenic voiceover. It's as if one of the Marx brothers shagged Salvadore Dali!

Seaton Kay-Smith
Seaton Kay-Smith's intense and original show borders on the surreal. Image by writer


Jazz Twemlow offers a perfect counterbalance to the zany opening performance in his stand-up show Earth, may contain traces of human. A thinking man's comic, this science-nerd loves to dissect human behaviour with intellectual-based arguments. Jazz is a likeable, self-deprecating comedian who explores science v tradition/religion, pseudo science, faith and superstition in his clever observations and comparisons. I left the show wanting more, particularly about his stories of living above a shop in Kings Cross!

Jazz Twemlow, RiAus, Science Exchange, Adelaide Fringe
Jazz Twemlow is a self-confessed feminist who delivers an anecdotal, topical show. Image by writer

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Why? For a different night out
When: Ends Sunday 3rd March
Phone: For tickets ring FringeTix: 1300621255
Where: RiAus, Stock Exchange building, 25 Grenfell st Adelaide
Cost: from $18
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