Presented by Laughing Stock Productions
Reviewed 20 February 2018
Randy’s Anti-Crisis will have you questioning your beliefs as well as your life choises. Definitely not your usual type of comedy show where jokes are made about growing up with embarrassing parents or the usual digs at current world leaders. No, this is a whole new world of comedy but after all that is exactly what it is meant to be. If you are anything like me, Randy himself has influenced your beliefs over the years and your regular church was religiously watching watever show of his was airing on TV at the time. Backbenchers launched my political interests with Randy yelling “Sit down Hockey you’re causing an Eclipse” whilst also introducing me to the world of comedy and all it had to offer.
Randy has never been one to shy away from discussing political issues in a very in-your-face way, so making the leap to faith and spiritual awakening was not that suprising and has provided a whole new mountain of material to be passionate about.
I will be the first one to admit I had pigeon holed Randy and his character much like an actor is type cast as only being able to be seen as one character, so let’s liken this show to Daniel Radcliffe wanting to shake his Harry Potter character by swapping to theatre and getting naked on stage. Actually that’s exactly what it is: add some mood lighting, a smoke machine, insense and a cast of actors and suddenly you are witnessing the fed up Randy who is leading the audience on a theatrical journey to enlightment.
Now you may be thinking this doesn’t sound much like a comedy show, but the laughs are within just how right Randy is and the incredible slide show that lies within. Keep in mind when attending this show that Randy really does feed off of audience reaction: so if he senses the audience isn’t on the journey with him then things tend to get awkward. Whether it be the outside noise or the acoustics of the theatre, the audience laughs must not have reached him as loud as what they were in the audience. So don’t be afraid to laugh loudly and embrace the message being given.
Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey
Venue: Le Cascadeur at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Season: 20th Febuary- 18th March
Tickets: $26.25 – $38