Fringe World 2017: Cameron James ’88 review

With a background in music and sketch comedy, Cameron James has the guts and the experience to hit the mark as a relaxed, laid back stand-up comedian with his debut comedy hour at Fringe World.

CamJam, as he is known online, has achieved a lost since I last saw him in as part of the duo Jekyll x James at Fringe World two years ago – placing second in Triple J’s RAW Comedy National Final, he has toured national as a support for well-known Australian and international comedians and was hand-picked to perform at Splendour in the Grass.

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Fringe World 2017: Jacque Barrett is Particularly Good at This review

Smart and charismatic comedian Jacques Barrett is a veteran of the Australian club and festival circuit, with almost a decade of shows under his belt –  making his ‘Particularly Good at This’ a funny Fringe trip not to be missed.

Well-paced and consistently on the mark, this ridiculously fun hour is filled with character renditions, strong performance skills and social commentary that captures the audience’s full attention and refuses to let it go.

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Fringe World 2017: my top picks

It’s here! Following the media launch this morning, the 2017 Fringe World Festival will kick off tomorrow and run through until 19th February.

When I first started writing my top picks posts back in 2013, there were about 250 events to choose from across the entire festival – this year, there are a whopping 700+ events to choose from, across more than 150 venues. I just think that is absolutely incredible – although it does make it hard to narrow down my top picks!

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Fringe World 2015: Wyatt Nixon Lloyd – 200 Voicemails review

When Wyatt Nixon Lloyd asked for a show of hands from those who hate voicemail, you could tell we were just the right audience for his new show. Wyatt Nixon Lloyd – 2000 Voicemails speaks to all of us who find voicemails frustrating, a waste of time and downright annoying, taking us on a charming and honest journey through his life without this facet of modern technology.

Using real voicemails left received (and ignored) several years ago, multi-award winning actor, comedian, musician, director, improviser and comedian Wyatt Nixon Lloyd weaves a rich and personal tapestry that was highly relatable and left the audience grinning as we pondered – could ignoring voicemails be one of the greatest life hacks ever?

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Fringe World 2015: Jekyll x James Cactus Blastus review

Silly and ridiculous while still remaining clever and well thought-out, Sydney’s Jared Jekyll and Cameron James delivered a high energy, musical sketch comedy show unlike anything I’ve seen before.

With no expectations and no real idea of what I was getting myself into, Jekyll X James Cactus Blastus left me laughing (and shaking my head in bewilderment) for almost an hour.

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