This show is where great comedy shows start from. The style of this show is Rhys Nicholson trying new jokes on a different audience each night (the title does not lie).
So, with that in mind be prepared for some really strange tangents, some lulls and dips and of course, some really hilarious laughs.
If you are a fan of Rhys Nicholson’s previous work, then I would highly recommend this show. It is his characteristic style that draws the audience in.
His personality on stage is constantly engaging. Some jokes take a while to build up, and due to the style of the show, start at one place and end somewhere far beyond.
This, however, is great because regardless of whether the joke hits or not, Nicholson has a natural knack for making the audience trust him.
This trust is what keeps the performance rolling.
Nicholson possesses a social awareness of his audience that is refreshing. He knows when a joke has won over the audience, and where to safely cross the line into the ridiculous.
He also knows when to quit and start afresh, making the awkward silences in this show extremely low.
This show is far from anything fine-tuned, which is why it is so interesting to watch.
If stand up is a new thing for you or you want to see how fine-tuned comedy comes together (and why professional comedians’ jokes rarely flop on the big stage) this is a great show to see.
Being a participant in a show that allows a comedian to experiment with boundaries and how far a joke can go is what Fringe really encapsulates.