What: Ross Noble – Humournoid
Where: Thebarton Theatre (Thebby)
Duration: 130 minutes
When: Two more shows left – 15th& 16thMarch
(Reviewed by John Glennie)
Most people left Thebby with tears rolling down their cheeks – and it was definitely from laughter, and not misery!
Ross is a legend of comedy and another example of British comedy at it’s hilarious best! As usual, selected a few people in the front row to pick on for the rest of the evening. He is excellent at telling one story, getting side-tracked on one or two others, then (eventually) coming back to his original anecdote. Many of those side-tracks manage to bring in the above-selected audience members – just to keep them in the picture!
He had a field day throughout the show with the electric Lime Scooters being trialled at The Fringe this year. Adelaide’s pandas, political correctness and racism also featured heavily before the interval. Early on he was telling us that when he sees an old Chinaman he assumes that they must be wise. He was relating a story about one such gentleman when he became sidetracked – and we had to wait until the very end to hear the rest!
There was some heckling from the crowd – at one stage when a female yelled something he responded “my mouth is moving and a lot of sh#t coming out of it, so I don’t need any help from you!” (much to the delight of the audience).
One memorable segment when he was bagging Lionel Richie’s Hello lyrics – spending a lot of hilarious time pulling apart each line of the first verse! This was followed up by a supposedly true story about putting his father’s ashes in a toy yacht then taking it out to sea.
Final story was when he decided to run a half marathon when on tour somewhere and ended up with significant chafing where you really don’t want to get chafing. He said that to ease it hr decided to use Deep Heat. I will leave the ending up to your imagination – better still, go and see one of his last two shows to find out. You won’t be disappointed!