Breen, who’s now based in Melbourne but has kicked around The Comedy Store for a while, was a great piece of icing on the cake; tight as, as always.
Billed as the comedy show for those with a short attention span (ten comics over a couple of hours – not bad!), there is certainly plenty of shiny stuff here to keep even the most ADD-ed of audience members sitting still. Also, at $10 it's a dollar a comic – that shit is insanely cheap. The line-up was a good mixture of Sydney regulars and a few newbies and interstaters, with particular props to MC Dave Eastgate who keeps it together with a careful mix of planned and unplanned strange. It was also an unexpectedly musical night, with standout Alice Fraser on banjo (not a euphemism – and she was brilliant at both the playin' and the jokin'), Jared Jekyll getting his voice-y loop-y on and performing the best string magic trick ever, Michael Connell (who played Salt N Pepa on the harmonica – also for realz), and Gen Fricker (on electric guitar – not her best tonight, but normally rocks it). Also top marks for preparation to Ray Badran (whose bit had the open scepticism of his peers, but still worked), and headliner Harley Breen. Breen, who's now based in Melbourne but has kicked around The Comedy Store for a while, was a great piece of icing on the cake; tight as, as always.
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