Amos Gill performs as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival at the Enmore Theatre. He performs his show ‘Sorry, But It’s True’ in The Loft, is a very cosy and intimate room. It’s perfect for standup comedy: no seats are reserved, which means that members of the audience can easily find seats in the front rows.
Most people, however, don’t want to sit in the front out of fear that they have to answer questions. At the opening night, two couples had to experience that when they came late to the show and had to walk right up to the little stage to sit in the front row. Of course, they got a personalised greeting from Amos.
In his show, Amos talks a lot about Australian culture and points out hypocrisies in the system. He also recently went to the U.S. and brings his experiences into the show, pointing out differences.
Amos also talks a lot about his sexual experiences, which could be perceived as crude. One highlight of the show was when Amos asked a random woman in the first row what penis size would be too small and a man further in the back piped up ‘You want to see?’ Even Amos couldn’t stop himself from laughing and declared, ‘Mate, I have been performing this show for the past seven months. You are the winner!’
It is very refreshing to see a comedian these days who doesn’t subscribe to political correctness and who speaks his mind. Amos Gill’s stand-up comedy show makes for a very funny night out, but is not suitable for the easily offended.
Monique Pitzer was born and raised in Germany, where she also started working as a freelance journalist and freelance writer. She moved to Australia and started a business as a writer, translator, and tutor.