Thursday 9 August 2012 | By Sarah Richardson
ED2012 Comedy Review: Rob Deb – The Dork Knight Triumphant (Robin Deb / Laughing Horse Free Festival)
Rob Deb is a comic book fan who should not be a comic. From the moment he arrived to his painful early exit, his attempt at stand up was excruciating. I’m no sci-fi buff, but the problem wasn’t that jokes went over my head. The bloke who walked out half way through clearly felt the same – and he was wearing a Star Wars T-shirt. Deb’s ‘performance’ consisted mainly of shouty one-upmanship over superhero references – “You don’t KNOW about BATSHIT?!” – with no discernible point. Any jokes were so obvious (“I went on a date. I didn’t wear this, I wore the cape”) I hoped some kryptonite would emerge to shut him up. Many comedians use geekiness to their advantage. Not Deb.
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll and Hyde, 2-26 Aug (not 16), 8.15pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Sarah Richardson]