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.