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Revolving Dore at the Butterfly Club - Review

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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Of spiders, mice and dogs
Surely the most difficult form of live performance is stand-up comedy in its purest guise - no props, no costumes, just clever, insightful patter and storytelling that is interesting and funny enough to entertain an audience for an hour or so.

And that pretty much sums up RAW Comedy Finalist and TV writer John Dore's show Revolving Dore, which is currently playing at The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Melbourne for a limited five night season. It is unpretentious comedy without the fluff.

Revolving Dore at The Butterfly Club
Star on the rise John Dore is playing at the Butterfly Club until 22nd May


John has also headlined in the Perth and Melbourne fringe festivals, and was a finalist in Green Faces. He has regularly written for and starred in Channel 31's Live On Bowen.

John openly confesses that he is using recycled material for the show. Or, as his promotional material would have it, it is 'a compilation of the 'Best Of' John's material from five years on the circuit'.

Recycled or not, John has a talent for telling a great story. In the course of an hour, we learn how he came to have a bedroom full of redback spiders, how to negotiate a roundabout when driving (according to wisdom from his father), and why the humane mousetrap is not necessarily the most humane method of disposing of mice that invade your home.

Revolving Dore at The Butterfly Club
John has a confident, easy to listen to delivery style.


Along the way, we get to know John's fiancée a little better and hear about some of the minutiae of their lives. And let's not forget the story about how John's classmate managed to gross John out by patting his dog in an unusual way - hilarious!

Revolving Dore is laugh out loud, bare bones comedy that is delivered in a confident, polished, easy manner. John's animated stage presence and wide range of facial expressions are the perfect foil for his style of comedy. One gets the feeling that John could easily have continued on for another hour or more.

Revolving Dore at The Butterfly Club
John's facial expressions are priceless!


It's a highly entertaining hour of comedy. We laughed throughout the one hour show. I felt it was well worth the $32 ticket price ($28 concession).

Revolving Dore is playing at 7.00pm each evening until Sunday 22nd May. Click here to book your tickets online, or call The Butterfly Club on (03) 9663 8107.

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Why? Rising star comic presents an hour of fun at The Butterfly Club until 22nd May.
When: 7.00pm each night until Sunday 22nd May
Phone: (03) 9663 8107
Where: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne (off Lt Collins St, between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets)
Cost: Full - $32, Concession - $28
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