Monday, May 11, 2015

Comedy: Lawrence Mooney (★★★½)

Perth Comedy Festival
Downstairs at the Maj
May 8

No doubt the last thing Lawrence Mooney would appreciate being called is reliable, but it’s the truth.  
If Asher Treleaven is the Barry Humphries of contemporary Aussie comedy, Mooney is its Bert Newton (and before you say anything, the Bert Newton of In Melbourne Tonight and The Don Lane show was a comedian of phenomenal touch and self-awareness). Mooney may not make you gasp in amazement, as Treleaven sometimes can, but he never loosens his grip on your laughing bits.
One day I’ll take a stopwatch to a Lawrence Mooney show and time when the audience isn’t laughing. It won’t be for long. 

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian

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