Comedy Fest Review: 3 States of Comedy

If you are looking to fill up a night with a variety of comedy performances, then here is a show that makes the perfect starting point. 3 States of Comedy is a neat example of how multi-bill shows are a great way to expose yourself to snippets of this city’s comedy roster: in this particular case, those who all have origins in different states (VIC, WA and NSW).
3 States of Comedy
With shows such as these, if a particular comedian is not to your liking then there should be others who are. Luckily that’s not a problem with the cast here. Rotating their order every night, each comic has a unique offering of both content and presentation:
  1. Gabe Hogan lights up the room with a lovable persona and a warming grace that backs some great material, which is very rare to come across in this scene.
  2. Geoff Setty confidently and successfully focuses his material towards the most difficult and less-attempted discipline of one-line comedy, using a charismatic check-in with the audience to create a very clever and polished set.
  3. Evan Hocking finishes the evening with a very animated and strong performance, reining the audience into understanding and appreciating the qualms of his observational style.

All three performers continuously made the the audience feel welcome and comfortable right from entering the inimate space until the end of the show. The crowd leaves with a glowing appreciation for the art of comedy. 3 States of Comedy runs until the 19th of April and is a solid 6pm show to start off any night.

– Corey
Corey M. Glamuzina is a Melbourne-based performer and writer with an avid involvement in the art of theatre and film.

3 States of Comedy runs 7-19 April at the Grand Mercure.
The venue is accessible.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of 3 States of Comedy.