Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fringe Fest mini reviews

Over the past few days I've been lucky enough to get along to two
excellent shows at this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival; Tom Tom Crew
and Josh Thomas. Both were excellent and well worth the money.

Tom Tom Crew are an awesome mash up of acrobatics, break dancing, hip
hop, turntablism and incredible drumming, all jammed together in an
hour of frantic action. The skills on display during this show were
really top quality. Its hard to go wrong with buff dudes running and
jumping around with their shirts (and during one section, pants) off
to the thunderous beats of a DJ and live drummer.

I'd only seen Josh Thomas previous on TV and didn't really know what
to expect from his stand up. This year his show features retelling of
some pretty epic moments from his life as well as a hilarious wrap up
of his twitter fight with Ruby Rose. He's a witty bugger who manages
to take some very serious topics and turn them into fodder for some
massive laughs. Impeccable timing and incredible self deprecation all
add up to a wonderful evening of insight into this guy's strange life.