This intrepid reviewer tentatively stepped into the darkened halls of the Coopers Inn at 9.45 pm on Friday. A time that is usually my bedtime but here I was about to see the globally renowned impro comedian Kyle Legacy.
Tentatively I sat where I thought I could blend into the wall and watch from a distance as Legacy gradually drew the audience into the absurd place that is his world.
Within a minute or 2, I too had been drawn into what was 45 minutes of improvised, spontaneous laughter.
Legacy's material is drawn from the audience and it doesn't take long to see he is a master of his trade.
A mixture of snippets of Legacy's life growing up in Liverpool, including comparisons of my likeness to his nan (of course, I am much younger) through to other audience members weddings, travels and daily minutia- Legacy spontaneously turned simple everyday comments into amusing moments.
Legacy is enthusiastic for life and his high spirits are contagious as the entire audience chatted and laughed. Innuendo abounded however if anyone blushed the room was dark enough not to notice.
There is a British edge to his comedy but having grown up on British humour I thoroughly enjoyed the nuances as the International audience appeared to also.
Absolute kudos to this goofy young man who managed to create such an entertaining 45 minutes with a small audience. It was worth staying up past my bedtime to be a part of this event and I just might pop in again, no two nights will ever be the same.
Legacy has appeared on Russel Brand's Brand X, sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has now taken Australia by storm performing in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane.
Kyle Legacy - The Fresh Prince of Comedy, is a must-see of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
**We attended as guests of Kyle Legacy, however, all comments are my own. It is genuinely an amazing show.