I Am Google (Craig Ricci Shaynak / Kingswell Productions)
By Pallavi Patel | Published on Thursday 9 August 2012
Google personified? If you’re picturing a recluse, alone in a basement surrounded by piles of reference books, you’d be correct. Craig Ricci Shaynak invites us into his home (cookies compulsory), for a look into the life of a search engine, and the insight proves warmly humorous. The audience tries out Translate, Maps, and a voice search and hears Google relate tales of his brother Jeeves, his mate Wikipedia and his sexy new crush, all interspersed with queries from search-engine users – he works 24/7, naturally. The comedy is fun, and cheesy in the best possible way. While occasionally the internet-based puns begin to drag; Google never loses his enthusiasm. This show achieves witty comedy for computer geeks and technophobes alike.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 2 – 26 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 3.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pallavi Patel]