[COMEDY/STAND UP ~ AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ~ GBR]
Thebarton Theatre, Tue 12 Mar.
If Robin Williams, Billy Connolly and the Monty Python team had a baby, it would be Ross Noble. And Noble would probably tell you how they did it, in all its absurd detail. A Ross Noble show is like that… a series of seemingly random and unrelated elements, strung together by the flimsiest of segues and each pursued to its own absurd and hilarious conclusion… and then beyond!
Running for two hours (inc. intermission) to a packed venue this is an awesomely funny show that will have you wondering whether you will survive – one or twice I had to consciously remember to breathe between all the laughter.
A considerable part of the show is entirely adlibbed, with Noble just working off of the crowd. One woman in the front row briefly fanned herself and Noble riffed from this for 20 minutes or more, culminating hysterically with an image of a kangaroo called Troy in a panda suit attempting to impregnate Adelaide Zoo’s female panda, Funi. But, it didn’t end there, with Noble repeatedly circling back during the performance to pick up on this and other previous strands of humour.
I will never listen to Lionel Ritchie’s Hello in quite the same way again; hilariously dissecting the lyrics to show us how deeply disturbing they were (in his world, at least). There’s a distinctly visual and physical aspect to Noble’s humour, so imagine if you can a demented looking Lionel Ritchie squatting in his hallway peering out the letter flap in his front door.
Other topics covered included Welsh grannies in G-strings, Lime scooters, stimulating bears, sex with ghosts, Viking burials, deep heat and chafed skin, op-shop Lego, Chris Martin and arse-crack confetti, and topless square-dancing – you get the idea.
Go and see Ross Noble – you will not regret it!
Ross Noble – Humournoid continues at Thebarton Theatre from 8pm until Sat 16 Mar.
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