Anne Edmonds has been getting a lot of accolades in recent years, and a show like ‘That’s Eddotainment’ gives a good indication as to why. ‘That’s Eddotainment’ is very well-crafted and performed by a comedian who is proving, through a naturally humourous persona and storytelling knack, that she is the next big name earning a deserved following. With a strong opening, masterful comebacks, and the odd bold punchline delivered with the exact (yet unexpected) timing and ferocity, this showcase embodies exactly why there is a strong range of comedy consistently shining through in this festival.
Edmonds was the recipient of the ‘Piece of Wood’ award last year; a comic’s award that recognises the best show in the eyes of a committee of comedians including those who have previously won the award before. It is a wonderful tribute, and those who get to witness this year’s show will see why. The entire delivery and description of accepting the invitation of the ‘relatively normal’ neighbour is one of the funniest segments I have seen in stand-up throughout the festivals. The content relates well, and the energy between the crowd and the performer is mutually sustained.
There are references throughout the show about wanting to please everybody, and I am sure the percentage would be pretty high from those who make it to the show. This is one that may pay to book ahead.
Corey M. Glamuzina is a Melbourne-based actor, writer, improvisor and comedian with an avid involvement in the art of theatre and film.
‘Anne Edmonds – That’s Eddotainment’ runs from the 24th March – 17th April, (no shows Mondays), at the Melbourne Town Hall Cloak Room. The venue is accessible.
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