Claire Hooper – All The Rage
By Logan Griffiths on 16 Feb 2018
Claire Hooper returns to Perth for her hilarious comedy act All The Rage at the Ice Cream Factory in Northbridge.
What some might have expected to be a quaint, charming evening accompanied by a couple of modest laughs, was quickly thrown out the window when members of the audience were sardined into the venue and forced to intimately straddle strangers, knees at ears, while sitting on mini cushions.
If there was ever a moment to be a tiny bit enraged, then this was the time. Something Hooper was quick to point out. Thankfully, the audience took it in their stride and seemed quite happy to embrace a stranger’s touch throughout the entire comedy act.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, Hooper launches into a brief journey through her life growing up in Perth.
Starting the show off with stories of working for a phone sex company and reliving the horrors of getting an exotic piercing, her rebellious past sets the pretence for Hooper’s hilarious exploration of rage, anger and robotic husbands.
All The Rage is a classy comedy act that reveals the not-so-classy truths about Hooper—and ourselves—the truths that we are too scared to admit out loud.
Hooper’s exploration of personal rage is incredibly raw at times, with an honesty that allows us to reflect on our own frustrations and buffer zones.
Hooper has a knack for taking the mundane and turning it into a colourful multifaceted story with hilarious twists and turns.
Her attention to the crowd makes you feel invited and part of the story as Hooper delves into a vivacious exploration of her past episodes of rage.
This show has it all. From crying babies on planes to second-hand road rage, break rooms and ice cream Popemobiles, All The Rage is a no-brainer and completely worth 60 minutes of awkwardly cuddling strangers.
18 Feb 2018