Caos Café, Thu Nov 20
The British Royal Family is a pretty funny bunch of people. There are Prince Philip’s racist comments, the interesting Windsor family facial features, Fergie’s chaotic life and the fashion sense of her two daughters. I am surprised I haven’t seen more comedy shows dedicated to them.
Monarchist Thomas Jaspers loves the Royal Family. His passion for them could convince any republican to think twice about their views, even if it was simply remaining a Commonwealth Nation for the comedy gold the British Monarchy provide.
Jaspers is hilarious. He entered from the back of the room with a long flowing royal cape with God Save The Queen playing and his charming royal servant beside him. His first remark “I always wanted to enter from the rear” with a cheeky smirk on his face ensured anyone that thought this was a formal affair from the grand entrance, was instantly brought back to reality.
Jaspers ensures a great fun night out. The preparation showed in the structure and variety within the show. It guaranteed there weren’t any dull moments, which can easily happen with solo stand-up comedy.
He jokes about each of the royals from the top of the family tree down. The games involving the audience were hilarious, especially guessing whether quotes were from Dame Edna Everage or Prince Philip. The dinner play also worked really well, even with this audience member messing up the punch line (sorry).
Loyal servant Max was adorable as he constantly followed Jaspers orders with apprehension. His Union Jack tights were marvellous too.
Tonight was sometimes rough around the edges, but it really didn’t distract much from an overall entertaining show. This is the first time I have seen Thomas Jaspers and it won’t be my last!
by Bobby Goudie
Thomas Jaspers performs God, Save The Queen at Caos Café until Sat Nov 22.
Book at Feastix on 8463 0694 orwww.feast.org.au.