After 20 years as a comedienne, Kehau Jackson has a sharp eye for comedy and now that she’s hit her mid-60s, aging has become her latest rant.
Detailing the difference between aging and getting old, Jackson imparts wisdom and observations about body parts, mindsets, youth and vitality.
She has a big presence for such a pint-sized stature, and her affable nature makes her storytelling a joy to listen to. She relates to all ages, eliciting nods from the aged audience and no doubt terrifying the younger members about what’s to come.
While most of the humour involves sagging women’s bits and the joys of mammograms and gynaecologists, men don’t get out unscathed, with prostate issues and erectile dysfunction making her hit list – not that the show is all about the unmentionables. Changes in technology, parenthood and death are all a part of getting older.
Most importantly though, Jackson doesn’t lament her age; she celebrates life and brings her audience along for the ride in the most fun way possible.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis
Rating out of 5: 4
Venue: The Store, 157 Melbourne St, North Adelaide
Season: 13-28 February 2015
Duration: 45 minutes
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