Andre King has been there, done that and out-grown the t-shirt. A very experienced comic, the Kiwi uses all of his tricks to keep a sizeable audience gripped by his well-constructed set for an hour. Utilising geographical anecdotes to keep the audience involved, King globe-trots from Scotland to New Zealand, Australia to South Africa, using enough stereotypes for the crowd to keep up whilst adding his own sly take on national staples. Witty and confident, King’s presence is as large as his suit, guiding the punter from one humorous set-piece to another, with just the right amount of humility to make him likeable. Andre King is funny – and he knows it.
The Shack Comedy Club & Nightclub, 1-25 Aug (not 13), 8.45pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Trotter]