[COMEDY ~ WORLD PREMIERE ~ SA]
Hotel Richmond, Tue, 26 Feb.
In her world premiere stand-up show, Wendy And The Lost Boys, local Adelaide comedian Wendy Torbet brings her views on motherhood, men and life as a newlywed to the forefront. With guitar in hand Talbot sings with ease a selection of tongue in cheek parody songs to great effect. From ballads about wanting her tubes tied to singing about a male groper in a nightclub. Torbet showcases her comedic chops in these musical moments with her clever ability to wittily alter the lyrics to recognisable melodies.
The biggest setback to the show overall is a lack of a structural narrative, a journey to which Torbet links all the comedy and songs. At times the performance is a little clunky and haphazard, as if much of the material is bits or skits from previous shorter stand up gigs and strung together with just a few quips. This would be fine if there was an overall arch to the show, making those little nuggets of comedy gold shine that much brighter.
All is not lost for Wendy And The Lost Boys, as there is potential for what could eventually become a great showcase for the comedian. There is no denying Talbot has a great amount of natural comedic ability but it needs to be focused, structured and more succinct.
Wendy And The Lost Boys continues at Hotel Richmond from 7pm until Sat 2 Mar.
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