Dana Alexander made me laugh before she even hit the stage. The Canadian’s self introduction was an amusing, thundering attempt at a Scottish accent. She burst into life by telling off her technician for not playing her introductory music, then demanded they start again; the audience were already lapping her up. Dana spoke enthusiastically about herself and her Jamaican roots, displaying natural stage presence and attitude, going on to make several insightful and humorous observations about British culture and temperament, as well as a couple of slightly more clichéd ones. I personally thought she spent too long on an anecdote about her grandma, but other audience members seemed to appreciate it. She related to the crowd well, striking a positive note with different individuals. Worth every penny.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 3-27 Aug, 10.35 pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Mountford-Smith]