This year, Dan Willis has decided to become the hardest-working comedian at the Festival by doing a mammoth six shows daily. ‘Inspired-Life 101’ is number four. In an attempt to find true happiness, Willis purchased four self-help books from the internet. Unfortunately he only managed to get through three of them. Despite this, he seems to have gained enough knowledge to pass on to the audience and proceeds to take them through a powerpoint presentation of the main points. The premise is good, however, at times the execution is a bit flat, and while the self-help bits are filled out with loosely related anecdotes, at times the comedic element is missing and it actually feels like a real-life therapy session.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 3-26 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 6.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Anna McDonald]