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Alex Williamson: Sin On My Face (Alex Williamson)

By | Published on Friday 9 August 2019

Alex Williamson is a charismatic Aussie. His set covers gambling, porn, Tinder, drugs and alcohol; swearing frequently for the hell of it and spontaneously dropping brutal one-liners. However, we’ve all heard mainstream comedians make gasp-worthy jokes on topics such as natural disasters and paedophiles many times before. Call me old-fashioned, but ‘Sin on My Face’ feels like an attempt at outdated, circa 2015 LAD Bible jocularity, with Williamson giggling after every quip. When he isn’t speaking about masturbating in the company of pets, he does exhibit some observational merriment about his fellow Aussies. Abrasive humour is extraordinarily effective when done right, but Williamson’s berserk disposition and ‘lad humour’ material just isn’t giving us anything new.

Just The Tonic at La Belle Angele, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 [Kieran Scott]