Comedy review: Brendon Green
He says he is the epitome of average, but stand-up newcomer Brendon Green is anything but in his new show.
With a title like Everything Is Meaningless And Nothing Matters, lol, you could expect to be subjected to depressing, hopeless stories and humour as black as liquorice. And you would be right.
But there are also moments of light-hearted awesomeness and some pure sweetness as well.
With a poster of Taylor Swift watching over him (he loves her, she is his "potato") Green flits between tales of lost love and the Jonas Brothers, and songs about zombie armies, wardrobe choices of the homeless and a very, very clever tune about books and girls. Yes, that one really was very good.
He uses words and wordplay skilfully and has a small obsession with love - whether it's for sober drivers or French girls. Green is a comedian caught up in pop culture and who isn't afraid to play his age or take the mikey out of himself.
It was his first ever solo stand-up performance last night, and yes, it did show, but only for a wee bit. By the time he got in the swing of things - I'd say it was the moment after his song confusing (and combining) his love of fellow gym-goers and food - and relaxed into things, there was a youthful charm about the show.
He says he wanted to make it easy for people to explain just exactly what the show is about, so it might be best to leave it with his own description - Brendon Green loves Taylor Swift and he might be a cannibal. But he also has a sweet wit about him.
Brendon Green - Everything Is Meaningless And Nothing Matters, lol
May 8 - 12 at Brooklyn Bar, Auckland.
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