Adelaide Fringe

Fringe Review: Different Party

Not your average day at the office…

Despite what the title of this show would lead you to believe, Different Party is not about a party or any type of physical celebration. It is instead a one-hour comedy show that celebrates the bond between two co-workers.

Led by the New Zealand born Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan, Different Party is a clear nod to classic slap-stick and mime comedy associated with the likes of John Cleese and Charlie Chaplin. It is a comedy that you don’t see too often in today’s day and age.

Set in the unlikely setting of a small office at a leather interiors business, Different Party highlights the bizarre and frankly random in-office antics of a pair of ditzy salesmen played by Duncan and Wakenshaw. Within the first five minutes of the show, the audience is quickly informed about the pairs insatiable chemistry as well as the brand of comedy in this show.

Despite the aged comedy style, Different Party manages to keep the audience in a fit of laughter throughout its entirety. Some will even by amazed purely by their physicality that makes you believe that their briefcase has the ability to float mid-air or turn into a yapping-growling beast.

While Wakenshaw and Duncan’s show likely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it’s pretty funny when they sniff each other’s behinds or begin flapping about like pigeons. Different Party does its job by delivering the laughs throughout every clever pun, clumsy fall and smashed coffee mug.

Reviewed by: Emily Schinella

Instagram: white.dollhouse

Rating: 3/5


Venue: The Factory, Garden of Unearthly Delights
Season: February 18 – March 18
Duration: 60 Mins
Tickets: $30 – $38

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