BRENDHAN LOVEGROVE: Live 2010
05/05/2010 - 08/05/2010
Dates: Wed 5 – Sat 8 May, 10.00pm
Venue: The Garden Club, 13B Dixon St, City
Tickets: Adults $25, Conc $20, Groups 10+ $20
Booking: Ticketek , 0800Ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz
Show Duration: 1 hour
Jokes about bodily functions, race and sex
Review by Phoebe Smith 06th May 2010
Brendhan Lovegrove opens to a small house at the Garden Club at 10pm on a Wednesday night. Rather than ignoring the audience’s size, he confronts it immediately and warms the audience up by doing so.
Lovegrove’s approach remains confrontational throughout and the audience response is mixed. Hecklers must be prepared to be taken down a peg or two, and minorities must once again attempt to maintain a smile in the face of a series of gags that could easily be mistaken for insults.
Lovegrove is described as “a favourite on the campus circuit” and it is easy to imagine his beer-swilling onstage persona rarking up a pub full of drunken students. Those who have seen little comedy will certainly better appreciate his act – several of his jokes were gags I had heard before.
While I did not enjoy Lovegrove’s show, it is only fair to say that there were members of the audience who laughed consistently throughout. Like everything, comedy is a matter of taste.
If jokes about bodily functions, race and sex are your cup of tea, then head along to his show – otherwise I would not recommend it.
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