Being a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Australian comic singing trio, Tripod, this reviewer had to see if one third of the group, Yon (aka Simon Hall) – the short, weedy, balding one – could deliver in his own show: he does!
Yon and his Prism of Sexy Thoughts is darker and closer to the bone than we’d normally see from Hall, but still wonderfully, bizarrely funny.
The show begins with Yon, bedecked only in a silk robe, socks and slippers, asking us to shut our eyes and to think sexy thoughts. Once we are allowed to reopen our eyes, Yon advises us to view the rest of the show through these thoughts. It’s not easy, because he immediately takes us on a mad ride of his sex life.
We find out about his first sexual encounter as a very young child with a steel pole (don’t ask!), making love with a gargantuan female friend (and an upset stomach), a man pinching the arse Yon doesn’t have, and many more tales and songs that would make a Karma Sutra practitioner blush.
Three original numbers that stand out are: I’ll Go Back on the Anti-depressants If You Do, If My Kids Were My Girlfriend, and one regarding his fetish for the original (and best) Karate Kid movie and its female star, Elizabeth Shue.
Hall hasn’t gone completely solo. He still needs some backup, which comes in the form of the gorgeous and talented Georgia Mooney and the not so gorgeous, but equally talented Nao Anzai.
This show is sheer unadulterated – or should that be adulterous? – fun. If you don’t know about ‘pity sex’, dildos or why women should never say “show us your dick”, trust me: you will after Yon educates you.
Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
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Venue: Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
Season: 11 – 13 June 2014
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins
Tickets: $24.90 – $34.90
Bookings: Book online through the Adelaide Cabaret Festival website or phone BASS on 131 246
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival runs from 6 – 21 June 2014.