Review: Feast Comedy Debate: Online or in the Flesh? – Feast Festival 2012

Feast Comedy Debate

Presented by Feast
Reviewed Tuesday 20 November 2012

The comedy debate is a highlight of the annual Feast calendar and under the comical, albeit loose control of comedienne Lori Bell, this year was no exception.

Debating the benefits of online dating vs meeting in the flesh, six comedians from the Feast line up were given 3 minutes each to state their case.

Arguing for old fashioned dating were team captain Joel Creasy, the poetic Kimberly Dark, and local drag queen Malt Biscuit. Promoting the benefits of online dating were captain Nath Valvo, local man about town Hans Brokenhimen, and the delightfully stone-faced Geraldine Hickey.

Fraught with interruptions, adlibbed arguments, and a rowdy audience, the cast all showed their worth, both through their prepared debates and their quick wit. The laughter was hard and fast right to the end, culminating in a raunchy performance from the latter half of New York's quirky burlesque duo, Trixie & Monkey.

The debate is a one night only event each year and well worth noting for 2013.

Reviewed by Rod Lewis, Performing Arts Critic, Glam Adelaide.

Feast website

Venue: The Ballroom, Feast Hub, Light Square, Adelaide
Season finished
Duration: 90 minutes

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