Born in the United States, bred in Australia, comedian Colin Ebsworth delivers a comedy show weaved with self-deprecation, political commentary, and a few jokes you probably expect your dad to make, but in a good day.
The show itself started just a touch late, but Ebsworth made up for it with his lively energy and thrilling set, even though he had just run from the train station.
Ebsworth crafts jokes and tells stories in a way that he conveys a strong point across with the art of comedy, which is a hard feat to accomplish, and one he does ease.
Ebsworth fills his hour talking about anecdotes from his life, the joys of Australia, and everything else. You can tell he’s quite passionate about it, having been around the block a few times, which is always nice to see from any performer.
He also adds the aspect of audience interaction, mingling with individuals throughout his set here and there, testing the waters with them.
Overall, I found the show to be enjoyable, there were some definite highs and some that fell flat, but that’s comedy, right? What I enjoyed most was the candor that Ebsworth brought to his set, giving us a glimpse of his sense of self.
What I did find to be a bit iffy was the political aspect of it. It often made the light show – just a touch too serious. Despite this, the show was still brilliant, and I can see why Ebsworth is someone spoken of highly around Perth.
If you want to catch Colin Ebsworth’s show Joke’s Magotes, you can catch him at the Hellenic Club for the remainder of Fringe and see the high energy comedian for yourself.