Review: Miss Coco Peru is Present – Feast Festival 2012

Presented by Feast & Paul Lucas Productions

Miss Coco PeruReviewed Thursday 22 November 2012

A comedian with heart is a rare but splendid thing and Miss Coco Peru (Clinton Leupp) is all that and more. Far from a drag act, Peru is out to save the world, one joke at a time.

From her opening tale of near death by dildo, Peru constantly surprises with a string of joyously funny stories that take us back to her youth, growing up gay in the Bronx. She's not out for quick punch lines, however. She's a storyteller with soul, blending her humour with moments of human beauty, heart-warming reflections and biting wisdoms that are both funny and true.

Peru charts her evolution through words and song, inviting her audience to relate her more personal stories to their own reflections on life. She touches on her friendship with the late Bea Arthur; her film and television career; and the wisdom of her mother Helen that has carried her through life. Her husband Rafael (he's from Spain) gets a few mentions, as does her need to make the world a better place.

A class act from start to finish.

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

Feast website
Miss Coco Peru's website

Venue: The Ballroom, Feast Hub, Light Square, Adelaide
Season: 22-24 November 8.30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $30-$35
Bookings: At the door or online through FeastTix

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