(Please) Validate Me by Benjamin Maio Mackay

Venue Home Economics at Girls School

End Date 02 Feb 2020

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Expertly crafted, clever, funny and emotional. Story-telling at its best.

Reviewed by CathHewitt2020 2020
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Was umming and arring about whether to leave this review. Benjamin comes across as a very talented performer with a lot of experience BUUUUUT he's definitely missed something with this show. It felt more like an AA meeting with his extensive and monotonous monologue rather than a comedy. There were no breaks for the audience to laugh at the (very few!) funny remarks he made and before we knew it, he was tumbling down yet another spiral of self-loathing. He broke out into song at one point which gave us all a glimmer of hope. The audience clapped and he told us to stop - WTF?! He criticised the organisation of Fringe World and the location of his show and seemed to blame this for the lack of audience members: making it very awkward for the very few people who had PAID to sit through this "show". I understand that some comedians use their own issues and/or problems in their sets but blimey! I feel bad for Benjamin. I don't know if this was his point. That's why I didn't write this review two days ago immediately after the show. But I feel worse for the people who had to listen to his conversation with himself that should really have been with a counsellor or psychologist. Mate, get help or at the very least, take a breath and let us have a giggle together.

Reviewed by Bridget 2020
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He don't need the show to be validated,
but you need to see this show!
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Reviewed by Maya K2 2020

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