Alcohol is good for you. It’s also good for Sam Kissajukian, who after six months in lockdown on the east coast is continuing to build a name for himself by drinking live on stage. Best. Job. Ever.
The performer is that confident in his comedic abilities, he will stand on stage in front of a sold-out audience for a full hour and take a neat swig of vodka from a champagne flute for every stand up comedy fail.
Kissajukian is a long-time Fringe favourite, a global comedian with infectious charisma and charm. Equal parts humour and awkwardness, this show is raw, real, and features unparalleled comedy that will be sure to leave you in high spirits.
The unique twist to this late-night show is that it provides a provocative audience with the majority of the power. Kissajukian trusts (and hopes) to amuse and inspire laughter, but a combined effort involving forced straight faces and some serious heckling can result in the performer being inebriated within the first half of the show, making for an even more hilariously questionable latter half.
But alas, the seasoned comedian’s material is genuinely laughable. He speaks of the high points of the coronavirus outbreak, gives an insight into his favourite Perth suburbs, and gets deep and quasi educational when it comes to the intricacies of emotions and sex.
If you’ve seen this show before, be prepared for something brand new. Kissajukian has gone above and beyond in 2021, utilising PowerPoint to enhance the audience experience.
If you’re looking for a high energy, bold and beautifully unpolished FRINGE WORLD experience with an intoxicating mix of comedy trial and error, this is the show for you. And yes, while vodka may not always be the answer, Kissajukian is always worth a shot.