I'm a beginning writer with a Brisbane Bucket-list and a desire to see it all and report back.
A comedy show about life, death and forks
Laura Davis's brilliant new show just landed in Brisbane, and last night I was invited to view this clever comedian in action, wearing naught but a sheet and some Christmas lights. This bedding-clad Davis-ghost spent a hilarious hour in the Powerhouse's Stores Building exploring the deep and meaningful questions about life, death and forks, with a captivated audience.
Before the show began however, the audience sat and chatted as a very casual Davis-ghost roamed the stage, wandered about the space, and at one point tapped on the window from the outside. Once the show began however it was all laughs. Every word that was issued from the ghost's mouth had the audience doubled over in their chairs. Plus watching the ghostette attempt to drink water from one of her cutout eyeholes was just as funny as listening to her rants about Christianity, Monks, and at least one large Australian organization.
With any comedy show you have to be prepared for audience interactions and in this one, maybe share some of your own life ponderings. Luckily, this is when Davis is in her element. She was able to take even the dullest of answers (mine) and make the audience giggle away with her musings about regrets and life. This is one existential crisis you want to be apart of.
Ghost Machine has also won "Best Comedy" at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe and 'Best Independent Show' at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.