Fringe Review: ASMR Live With Issy Phillips
Reviewed at the Ferguson Room at the National Wine Centre on 15 February 2019
Comedian Issy Phillips, after a super successful run in Sydney, has brought the tingly phenomenon that is Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) to Adelaide as well as a healthy dose of laugh out loud comedy,
To be frank, whilst ASMR is part of the show, the real highlight is how Issy adds satire and a subversive twist to all the topics brought up. ASMR Live is actually a high energy mixture of sketch comedy with the incorporation of different multimedia. We encountered ASMR (obviously), a threat from Jigsaw and an amazing performance of a damsel seal in distress and in BP oil. Its a mish mash of everything topical but with a vibrant comedian to add charm and humour to it. A healthy knowledge of current meme culture is necessary as well as a tolerance for swearing. Issy doesn’t hold back.
The shows are held in the Ferguson Room in the National Wine Centre and seating is limited so you’ll have to grab tickets quickly. Given that all of her two remaining shows start at 11.05 pm, head to the garden or RCC first and then make your way to the NWC. The Ferguson room is right next to the NWC bar so make use of the wine collection and grab a drink beforehand. Grab two if you must, the show goes for one hour and there’s no leaving while you’re there. Recommended for people who don’t get upset too easily, oh and, leave the kids at home. Trust us.
Catch ASMR Live on the 16th and 22nd of February at 11.05pm at the National Wine Centre.