Fringe Review: Sam Kissajukian: Alcohol is Good for You

Young Australian comedian, Sam Kissajukian, spills the beers on the vices and virtues of his infatuation with alcohol and the messes it can create (other than that of bodily fluids).

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Presented by Laugh Mob
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is not a show for those with a drinking problem, as young Australian comedian, Sam Kissajukian, spills the beers on the vices and virtues of his infatuation with alcohol and the messes it can create (other than that of bodily fluids).

Originally Adelaide born and raised in New South Wales, Kissajukian (try saying that after a couple of beers) returns to his birth place to enlighten his audiences about the horrors of AA meetings and the many deplorable and painful experiences he’s had while on the alcoholic band-wagon.

From terrifying supermarket check-out chicks with multiple cans of tuna and tormenting deli counter staff, to breaking with his face while skateboarding and breakups with girlfriend’s due to arguments over Seinfeld characters – Kissajukian has done it all while under the influence of his favourite alcoholic beverages.

Sam has a witty, unpredictable and somewhat ridiculous sense of humour that would not feel out of place in a stoner comedy (maybe alcohol isn’t his only vice), and is the epitome of a young Aussie bloke who just does not know when to stop drinking.

A mention must be made of the venue as the Producers Garden, furnished with an array of varying vintage chairs and comfortable couches and sofas combined with soft lighting, provides the perfect hangout spot to enjoy a show. Make sure you check it out at least once this Fringe season.

Although a tad hit-and-miss, Kissajukian does provide some drink-spilling laughter (mainly at himself) that audiences will enjoy in a comfortable and pleasant Fringe location.

Reviewed by Georgina Smerd

Rating out of 5: 3.5

Venue: Producers Garden at the Producers

Season: Until 18 March 2018

Duration: 55 mins

Tickets: $15 – $20

Bookings: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/alcohol-is-good-for-you-too-sam-kissajukian-af2018

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