Seven comedians. One hour of comedy. Get down to Comedy Crushers to see a knockout blend of 2022’s best acts on the mic in tight ten-minute sets.
Comedy Crushers’ guarantees a different night, every night. A rolling roster of comics will chop and change over the course of the show’s run. Sets will flourish as comics ply their trade, pinpoint punchlines, riff off one and other and throw in a bit of crowd work. Inevitably some material fizzles, but if the first show is anything to go by, expect shows to sizzle.
Travel (remember travel?) was the evening’s loose theme. MC Laura Davis pondered whether a night-time walk in Roleystone was quite the same as one in London. UK comic Nikki Wilkinson may have relocated to Perth and accidentally married a bogan. Moving from Mirrabooka to Maylands, local comic EMO has found unexpected regal status in his new digs. Jacques Barret has been to Italy with the boys, and asks: should Aussies really be allowed overseas anyway? Fisherman turned comic Squirly is back from up north with a bag full of jokes (and fish), both of which upset his vegan mates. The penultimate act, whose name I couldn’t catch over the PA, promised some Christian themed humour but like so many men of the cloth has confused moral piety with sexual ambiguity.
James Nokise headlined. He is trying to get back to New Zealand from Armadale, but sometimes finds it so familiar that he wonders if he isn’t home already. Nokise is a fresh act at this year’s festival, be sure to see him before the borders open!
Crushers is for those after a taste of all of Fringe’s comedy flavours in one place. Find a comic you like? Keep an eye out for their solo show. In the meantime, get down to Comedy Crushers for the very best of Fringe’s stand-up acts.