Reviewer: Dale Anninos-Carter
What: Neel Kolhatkar: Live
Where: Rhino Room
Grab yourself a drink from the bar, you’ll need it for this hour of unshamefully uncensored comedy.
Neel covers topics from love, the royal family, politics and feminism…but in the most cringe worthy way possible. Would not recommend if you are particularly sensitive to such topics. He even takes the piss out of himself/his fellow Indians.
Here’s a couple of cheeky quotes from the show:
“I think love is a mental illness. You shouldn’t be able to make decisions when you’re under the influence of love.”
“I feel like climate change is the big assignment Australia is leaving to the last minute. We’ll ask China to copy their notes later.”
Neel keeps it personalised to Adelaide as well, chucking in some ‘bogan’ jokes regarding the ice epidemic in Elizabeth etc. I’ve come to find during the Fringe Festival that those kinds of jokes which are personalised to the crowd always make for the most amount of laughs. 10/10 for audience engagement.
Neel also finds ways to incorporate serious topics into his show in humorous ways, which I assume is meant to prompt people to think about current issues Australia/the world is facing, including Pauline Hanson references regarding multiculturalism.
Now, there were audience members as young as 14 in the crowd, however I’d probably wait until at least 16, you’ll understand much more, trust me…and probably won’t be publicly embarrassed in front of your parents. Sexual innuendoes are ever so present.
All in all, a hilariously cringe worthy night which leaves you thinking about the bigger picture.