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Jazz Twemlow's Disgruntalist - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015

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Jazz himself
Definitely sophisticated

His show is called 'The Disgruntalist', but he isn't really that way. Well, not in his looks and dress sense anyway, and not even in his thoughts really. In fact he looks like a cross between Rod Quantock and your local Barista! Oh no, he wouldn't like me to go there as he gives quite a rant on our obsessive coffee society. And I have to say I agree. He really recognises the foibles of our modern world. But he is like a younger version of Quantock and in fact I am sure Rod would be proud. He actually is as disgruntled as the rest of us as he runs the gamut of the usual important comedic targets of Tony Abbott and politics, terrorism and misogyny.

But unlike some comedians he takes a subtle, slow burn approach to it. So if you are sick of the loud in your face style of comedians, than try the more polite BBC approach of Jazz. By the way in case you're wondering, there are no jazz style music in the show ,despite what his name might suggest, however, he is as smooth.

It is a 90 minute journey, which some might think too long compared to most comedians who usually are 60 minutes, but you really don't notice it. And even though he might stretch out getting to some punch lines, once he does, the laughs from the audience is not subtle and come with multiple ovations. Okay, I have to admit the audience wasn't very big when I attended, but this is why you know he is genius in the making as he appears to be comfortable performing for 3 people or 300 people.

In fact I also have to say something about the venue The Owl and The Pussycat. It is hard to find as it is nestled in an alley way off Swan Street. And you feel like you could be walking into an underground club in Soho or even the Kitty Kat club that of 30's invoking 'Cabaret'. It is a great atmosphere and a journey in itself to take along with Jazz, who by the way comes via England, spent some time in Japan to now living in Sydney.

Catch him before he leaves, I highly recommend seeing him in this intimate way and you too can say you were at the beginning of the journey of this smooth, disgruntled comedian.
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When: Mon-Sun 9.30pm
Where: The Owl and the Pussycat, 34 Swan Street, Richmond
Cost: $10 to $17
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