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Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding) (Fight in the Dog)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019

Aaron Chen always appears anxious and gawky, whether it’s onstage or on television, and he begins by describing his hilarious and awkward TV appearances in Australia. ‘Piss Off (Just Kidding)’ lacks content but there is some effective material here, such as when he describes helping a Chinese lady to fill out a customs declaration form, or his fictional fantasy stories on ‘Crazy Rich Aaron’. Chen works his way around the crowd pretty quickly, though these interactions don’t provide many jokes in response to people’s occupation or origin. His comedy style is very inconsistent, struggling to keep you attentive in the company of his conceit. However, at least he’s enjoying himself.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]