There is much to like about a show that Ryan Coffey puts together for a festival run. With the combination of highly impressive loop pedal harmonies, witty rhymes, and engaging narrative within the content and presentation of his stand-up portions, this is easily a safe bet for a relaxing and entertaining hour of comedy. No matter the content of the songs, there is genuinely a good vibe in the room, sustained until the end, leaving audiences going away with the notion that Ryan Coffey is one slick and talented individual. If you have not yet caught one of his performances, then ‘Beat’ is a good excuse to get introduced.
There is an overriding topic of break-ups in this year’s offering. It is a topic that resonates well with the audience, through smooth segues of song and stand-up, and through the presentation of a very likeable comic and musician. Be on the lookout for personalised picks that make their way into the audience, a traditional memento, and be sure to bring a drink up from the bar – this show creates the perfect atmosphere to relax and get immersed in the revelry.
Corey M. Glamuzina is a Melbourne-based actor, writer, improvisor and comedian with an avid involvement in the art of theatre and film.
‘Ryan Coffey – Beat’ runs from the 23rd March – 16th April at The Imperial Hotel. The venue is not accessible.
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