Delightful, loveable, witty, thoroughly entertaining.
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? A bit like a square peg? Well, Josh Earl certainly has and he’s not afraid to share it all in his new show for the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival: “Josh Earl Is a Square Peg”.
With nothing but a mic and his trusty small guitar (no really, it just happens to be a small guitar), Josh delights his audience with tales of his childhood and adulthood experiences through cleverly written, well-crafted witty original songs and image projections.
From growing up in Burnie Tasmania in the 80s, a disastrous dinner party, the joys of sharing one CD player in the household, his childhood football coach and his role as a librarian; to more recent events of becoming a dad for the second time, ways he would teach his sons about Christmas and life, attending music festivals, being a plus one at a wedding, his man-crush with Patrick from Offspring, his attempt to communicate with the work IT guy and his encounter with David Stratton; he flawlessly moves from one story to another and ultimately connects them effortlessly with his whimsical sense of humour and wittiness.
His punchlines and comical timing were impeccable and consistent throughout the show, it was evident that his show was thoroughly entertaining with each audience chuckling and laughing throughout the show and everyone had a smile on their face from start to finish. Oh, did I mention there’s a bubble machine? Who doesn’t like a great musical comedy night AND bubble machine?
Whether musical comedy is your cup of tea or not, there’s just something about Josh (could be his wittiness? His humbleness? And/or just him being one of the nicest guys you will ever meet), you just can’t help but like him.
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