Spring Day is bubbly, likeable and enjoys herself on stage but unfortunately a show that starts so auspiciously trails off without realising its potential. Her better material offers an insightful and hilarious analysis of life as a cultural outsider living in Japan, and what it is to be an American with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy. However, the show was cheapened by the unnecessary inclusion of smutty jokes, which were not as clever or popular as her opening material. The climax of the show eventually split the audience, with some finding Day more troubled than comic. For a show and a comic with a lot to offer, this ultimately draws some belly laughs, but more smirks.
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 2-26 Aug, 6.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]