[COMEDY ~ SA]
The British Hotel Port Adelaide – Riverside Room, Wed 6 Mar.
Joshua Warrior has long been involved in Fringes and Comedy Festivals and was even been invited to London to perform – so he’s no stranger to the comedy scene. On stage he connects well with the audience and takes them places that perhaps they’d rightly be afraid to tread otherwise!
From the introduction of the Aboriginal Chicken Dance, to his Centrelink stories, then to being a single parent with a serious disability (he’s legally blind) – he is down to earth, in many ways quite charming while also being potty-mouthed and hilariously funny. It’s quite a tightrope to walk – black fella humour definitely stepping on white toes – but he does it with such finesse that even if you didn’t agree with him, you could only laugh along with him and appreciate where he’s coming from.
With oodles of swearing, stories of sex exploits and the like, its old school style adult comedy so not really suitable for children. Some of his most amusing stories were about family and friends, introducing us to the humour of the aboriginal people around us. Given his dad played SANFL and his brother AFL, there are also a few sports stories, so it’s a well-rounded Aussie style comedy show.
At the end he even volunteered his time as an explainer for Q&A; something he does for trainee doctors, getting them across aboriginal culture. There were a couple of questions and in this he showed he is no slouch; a very quick wit and bloody funny off the cuff. I reckon if he weren’t a single dad he’d have been treading the boards on far larger stages and on the small screen here and there, so catch him up close and intimate on small stage. You’ll enjoy the experience!
Joshua Warrior Comedy Show continues at Prince Albert, Gawler – P/A Beer Garden from 7pm on Fri 8 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.