MICF 2015: Reviews #2 – by Julian Callinan

Joel Creasey, The Hurricane

Joel Creasey

Joel Creasey has had quite a year, and between the sex party with the Neighbours actor, the feud with the two-time Oscar winner, and his most recent stint in the jungle with, amongst others, Marcia Brady, he is going to tell you about it. In what feels like a delightful dish session, he gives a good taste of what his life is like as a rising superstar of comedy, with the feeling that almost anything could make the basis for a joyous show. He’s the sort of comedian who is so effortless that many people think there’s not much talent involved, like one of their funny, catty gay friends could do it just about as well, but what that misses is that it looks so easy because there’s a lot of skill, work and charisma involved. He’s always a charmer, and this year was no exception. Fair warning, though, if the venue is anything like it was when I saw the show, it’s best not to sit on the far left side of the stage, since there’s some distracting sound bleed from whatever is on the other side of the curtain.

Not for people who have never read a glossy magazine this century, or anyone who thinks bitching is beneath them.

Joel Creasey is on at ACMI from the 26th of March to the 19th of April, Tuesday to Saturday at 9.40 pm and Sunday at 8.40 pm, and on the Town Hall on Mondays at 7 pm.
Show runs for 60 minutes.

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