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ED2012 Comedy Review: John Robertson – The Old Whore (The Fear Corporation)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

“Australia is a late-term abortion masquerading as a tourist destination.” Even when speaking about his mother country, brilliantly funny Aussie comic John Robertson doesn’t pull any punches. In fact, in this hour of hilariously bizarre comedy, that’s probably the least offensive thing he says. Robertson sets up his gags so cleverly that you never really know where he’s going until smack! you’ve arrived in the centre of his unpredictable comedy whirlwind. From discovering he was a racist to breaking the ice at a relative’s deathbed, the material makes this a must-see, if only to tell your friends you’ve met the guy who “slept with Queen Elizabeth” and then engaged in a “sword-fight” with Prince Charles!

Assembly Hall, 1-26 Aug, 10.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlotte Ryan]

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