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Live, Love, Laugh - A Musical Comedy

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Motto Of The Night - No Regrets, Just Give It Your Best Shot
I love a good musical comedy! I am in awe of artists who can create humour in an instant and then to turn it into a song… well that's just awesome. ]

Stew Walker is in his 50s. He doesn't drive a sports car, doesn't have a long ponytail and he's not having affair, so I guess he's also not having a midlife crisis. However, he has built up the guts to present some of his old time favourite songs to tell the story of his life including love and laughter.

I take my hat off to anyone who is always dreamt of doing something they've never been able to do but instead of living to regret, they take the plunge and give it ago. I think there would be nothing scarier than presenting your own original songs to an unknown audience like Stew has done.

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Source: The Butterfly Club website

Although Stew is a recognised comedian, this is not really a comedy show. It's more like a life story sprinkled with humour that's grounded in experience. The show includes some good old dad jokes traditionally considered unfunny by family members when they were growing up. I actually like dad jokes, although he nearly lost me when he started criticising IKEA. My favourite part of the night was when he adapted old classic songs with a modern technological twist.

I also liked his spin on Bunnings…. the new religious religion for Bogans and his country-style song about corporate bullshit and redundancies. Stew also mastered the blues when recognising his wife as the sweet love and foundation of all that's good in his life. It was clear that Stew is a family man from the tunes that he belted out and this made his performance very easy to relate to.

Despite my efforts to listen carefully to all the lyrics and read the reaction of the audience, I missed a few jokes that other people found funny.

In short, musical comedian Stew Walker explores the enduring themes of life, love and laughter in an honest and open way…in a style that says 'What the heck?' to the world.

Stew Walker, along with other comedians, has found comedy in everyday life experiences. Recalling first dates, true love and lost love he also turned his hand or should I say struts his guitar to farting and car accessories. 'Live' tells tales from Stew's life, the lives of people he knows and characters he's created. 'Love' covers new love, good love, lasting love, bad love, and lost love. And 'Laugh' is a selection of Stew's silly comedy songs.

Congratulations Stew for doing something that many other people would never have the gumption to do in a pink fit.

A Bit about Stew Walker

Stew has performed at comedy clubs across Australia and Asia and delivered hit shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. I think he'd like to add that he's a happily married family man who has turned his back on large outsourcing organisations hell bent on squeezing an extra dollars profit out of the battlers. But, he'll never stop telling daggy dad jokes even when he's old enough to agree that you've got to let your wind go free.
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Why? A Fun Night Out
When: Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November 7pm
Phone: 96638107
Where: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Cost: $25-$30
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