Lawrence Moonie is a regular to the Adelaide Fringe and this year his show centers on the offer he received to write his memoirs.
This gave him the licence to look back over his life and how he would present it in book form. Why would anyone want to read his book when he in fact had not really done any actual hard work in his life?
So we got stories about him being a hero and child birth. A little known fact about Lawrence came out this evening. He used to work for the Custom’s department in the drug detention area, before becoming a comedian. This led to a hilarious story about his days in the Customs Department.
The stories of everyday life continued, from using supermarket toilets to walking a dog in the park. But the one thing that kept coming up in his stories was penises. I am not going to elaborate – you needed to be there.
As all good comedians do, Lawrence changed direction often and just when you think he has forgotten to end a story he came back to finish it.
“Malcolm Turnbull” only made a small, but worthwhile appearance at the end of the show in a story that will never be told on radio.
Sitting on hard slatted seats for an hour is not my idea of fun, but watching Lawrence Moonie for an hour is.
And you can purchase a Lawrence Moonie tea towel after the event.
Words Geoff Jenke