Fringefeed | 19 Jan 2019

Cam Venn – Charles Horse Lays An Egg

You enter the spaceship and the tone is already set.

Ship sounds surround as you enter and you’re greeted by our hero, Charles Horse, in full astronaut uniform.

The doors close and suddenly you’re in orbit.

Fifty minutes into Melbourne comedian Cam Venn’s new show, you’ve encountered some sights you won’t easily forget including a somewhat liberal dosage of full-frontal male nudity.

It’s not exactly your regular night out.

But then Venn goes quiet. He leans into the microphone and whispers “so this is when the show gets weird”.

What follows leaves many covering their faces and others screaming, some in terror and some in complete hysterics.

You simultaneously won’t want to watch but you can’t look away.

Cam Venn has delivered one of the most promising comedy shows to FRINGE WORLD.

It’s a genuine space oddity of physical and prop comedy, a strong dash of the absurd and enchanting storytelling: the tale of young astronaut Charles Horse and his bid to save the world, but what on Earth is that thing?!

It takes someone unique to deliver this show and luckily Venn is up to the mission.

His goofy charm wins over the audience almost instantly.

Venn’s outstanding audience participation skills takes the show to yet another level.

Nobody gets left out whether you’re mimicking spaceship alarms or acting as a NASA body of experts.

Make no mistake, Charles Horse Lays An Egg is still perhaps best for the most open minded. Venn will most certainly test your limits.

Yet if you’re willing to join him on his super weird super galactic trip, you’re in for a show that truly embodies the spirit of Fringe.

It’s authentic, daring and entirely captivating.

Don’t let this spaceship launch without you.

About the Author

Cameron Scull

FRINGE WORLD is Cam Scull’s natural habitat. Advertising copywriter, freelance reviewer, Lego hobbyist and eternal cat dad, Cam first wrote for Fringefeed in 2019. Since then he’s been counting down the days until the Festival’s return. He’s thrilled to be back on board… just avoid feeding him after midnight.

Ticket Price 26 - 32

End Date 09 Feb 2020

  • Ticket Price 26 - 32
  • End Date 09 Feb 2020
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Funny, creative, definitely memorable and very clever! Wanted to rate it "no idea what I just saw" but didn't want to put people off as it's a great show! Booking tickets for Cam's next show Shark Heist.

Reviewed by Pip 2020

Super heartwarming, utterly weird and delightful This show encapsulates the spirit of Fringe for me. Do yourself a favour.

Reviewed by Tess Crow 2020