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To Be Confirmed starring Pete Adams and Joel Spreadborough

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What If Your Life Was Not Yet Confirmed?
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The 'what ifs' of life are pondered by Peter Adams and Joel Spreadborough in their latest comedy act aptly named 'To Be Confirmed'. The audience was given a glimpse of what these two thirty-somethings' lives may have been if they were born at a different time. Basically, this show is part 'time-travel' and part two mates ruminating what could have been (whilst playing X-box).

Both Joel and Peter are seasoned actors in their own right, they have appeared on TV, radio, theatre and film. In between gigs they occasionally write together and after successful runs at the 2014 Fringe and 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival, the SPREADAMS duo (a mash up of their last names) cooked up this concoction of 'what might have been' scenarios.

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Pete and Joel dawdling through life on X-box


From their 'apartment' (two chairs on a bland stage) these two clever comedians acted out their skits with limited props. Some of the 'what-ifs' were; if they were born in WWII Germany, if they were Tony Soprano-style gangsters or if they were rich moguls a la Richard Branson. Their impersonations in each scenario were spot on, especially the New York gangster accent. Another skit where Joel imitated Yoda and Peter was Luke Skywalker was hilarious, but then I'm a Star Wars fan from way back.

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Joel plays a 'soft' wanna-be Tony Soprano. Laugh out loud stuff.


Myself and hubby went to see this show in the Bunker at The Factory Theatre Marrickville on Saturday night and, even though we knew little about these two Aussie comedians, we did come out smiling. Some of the skits were a bit long and very male-orientated (obviously) with footy, tinder references, fart jokes and frustrating flatmates who steal your underwear and rent money. Who hasn't dealt with that type of flatmate?

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Why the caps? A blunt look at going right back to the beginning.


Throughout the show there are inferences of what they would change if they could, even going right back to before they were born. This skit was both cringe worthy and priceless at the same time.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Fringe Comedy Festival, it's Sydney's best new and alternative comedians as well as some established ones, showcasing their talents over a month. Comedy enthusiasts can go along and see a diverse range of comedians try out their stuff at very reasonable prices. This is definitely a good festival for you to discover up and coming Australian talent as well as seasoned comedians.

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Why? Best of Australia's newest comedy acts
When: Up until Oct 4, 2015
Phone: 02 9020 6966 (Box Office)
Where: The Factory Theatre
Cost: From $10 (will depend on show). Check website for more details
Your Comment
Glad you were able to enjoy it despite it being a bit male oriented jokes:)
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 1544 days ago
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