As the days get shorter and the nights colder, it can be tempting to hide away and hibernate through the winter months. Of course sometimes a night in binging on Netflix is just what you need, but don’t let the cold and rain stop you from exploring Perth this winter – there’s still plenty to see, eat and do!
How much of what we see on reality television is actually real? We all know that there’s more to ‘reality’ than what we see on the screen, but we still need to question whether situations are contrived, if outcomes have been manipulated, and how the raw footage has been edited to create entertainment.
These issues are under the spotlight in the theatrical work So You Think You’re Charlie Smith.
El Bizarro was back at Fringe World in 2017 for its third instalment, and by now everyone in the know knows that this is a show that delivers on its promises – Danger! Freaks! Glamour! – with a show that is twisted, electric and enthralling.
Absolutely not for the faint of heart, El Bizarro has quickly become a favourite among Fringe goers and Fringe performers, for the way it pushes boundaries in a celebration of excess.
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.
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.
Welcome to Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar – the sleaziest, dingiest dive bar in town and home to a truly bizarre set of characters guaranteed to have you laughing through an hour of no-holds-barred, rollicking and risqué musical sketch comedy.
The seasoned (yet surely slightly mad) geniuses behind EastEnd Cabaret – Jennifer Byrne and Vicky Falconer-Pritchard, together with Tom Velvick of Dead Man Creative – have returned to Perth, where the mop-headed madness began, for a disappointingly short run of Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar.
Bart Freebairn has become a favourite on the Australian comedy circuit, and it’s easy to see why. His sense of humour is quirky and intelligent and Relax and Enjoy was an incredibly relatable hour of genuinely funny observations.