"You'd think a running joke about Christian and Muslim music would bring some hostility, but not on Bhoy's watch."
Popular Aussie talent Tom Ballard kicks things off at the classy State Theatre in rather un-classy fashion, though he still manages to ensure the crowd was largely entertained for his 15-20 minute set. Shamelessly lifting up his shirt to reveal his "muffin top" figure and expressing his confusion with the 'love handles' term was the perfect way to set the tone for the evening.
By the time Scotland's own Danny Bhoy makes his way out on to the stage, the crowd are very much in the laughing mood, though he's adamant that Tuesday is the least funniest day of the week. For the most part, those in attendance are clearly familiar with Bhoy's act; his seemingly improvised segments that have probably been reworked time and again, his off-the-cuff tangents — we've seen it all before. Yet time and again, he brings a fresh take and new angle that make whatever he's talking about so damn funny. You'd think a running joke about Christian and Muslim music would bring some hostility, but not on Bhoy's watch. He rants for a while about Sydney's unnecessary noodle markets, proving that he always has something fresh up his sleeve. One of the most genuine parts of the show however comes when a piercing noise can be heard backstage, which Bhoy identifies as a vacuum running in his dressing room. Even when he leaves the stage to investigate you're in stitches, even if he's not present.