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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.

Love the show? Have your say!

Paul on 17 Nov 2019

What the hell did I just watch!? It defies description. The props, interaction, and physicality of the show were all perfect. Don't watch if if you are squeamish.

Alan on 17 Nov 2019

Alan Scull. We attended this show last night (22nd) based on Cam's five star review. Cam also attended to revisit. An amazingly confronting and funny show, and as Cam writes "not for the faint hearted". Having said that, whilst I have no doubt some were confronted, I don't think any were offended (a much overused word these days), they were too busy laughing. The final scene defies description.

Andrewcito on 17 Nov 2019

This was my first ever Fringe show, I am afraid everything else from here on in will be mundane - Loved Every second of Charles Horse Lays An Egg


Review by Cameron Scull on 19 Jan 2019

Long-time attendee, first time reviewer, Cameron Scull is excited to be part of FRINGE WORLD. Cameron works as a copywriter and freelance reviewer at a variety of radio stations and publications. He enjoys the absurd and surreal, and is an indie music nerd, minimalist in progress, and devoted cat dad.

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