Matt Okine gets deep in his show for the Comedy Festival 2016. He tackles the big questions, like how did the sensational flavour of salted caramel originate and populate our planet? Why are there so many f**kwits in the world? And other complex issues like racism, sexism, exploitation of animals, and more…
Matt talked non-stop for an hour, weaving stories with anecdotal simplicity using in-jokes about lemons and side-stories about finding a five dollar note with poop on it.
His jokes, strategically placed as they were, kept coming. I appreciate a good story, and Matt was able to tell us intricate details of a day in the life of Matt Okine without missing a beat.
Admittedly, for the sake of a good story, there were some lulls in the lols. Matt gave us a look into his life and into his own way of thinking about the world, as sporadic and cynical as it might be, he indeed left the audience with a strange sense of inspiration.
So I walked out of there thinking, not only has the guy got comedic timing like a genius, I could also have an in-depth discussion with Matt over a drink or two and really nut out the world’s problems: perhaps we will find a way to produce a peppery-chocolate flavour treat, or find out whether his girlfriend is really cheating on him with a lemon.
In all honesty, it was a great laugh. It is amazing how you can give a man an hour with a room full of strangers, a wooden stool and a mic with a stand and a list full of mistakes he has made in his life, and BAM: Pure comedy.
When: Sat 23, Tue 26 – Sat 30
Where: The Loft, Q Theatre
Get tickets: Ticketek
Tuesday & Wednesday $22.00
Friday & Saturday $27.00