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Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton (Laughing Stock Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

Finding comedy in everyday things is not easy. Demi Lardner, however, appears to have mastered it. The simplest things are flipped and her hour of absurd sketch comedy unleashed utter weirdness that had the audience in fits of laughter. She comes out with things that are so unexpected – sometimes even to her, it seems – that tickled all of us. I think most people were in tears at one point or another, me included. In a show reminiscent of the oeuvre of fellow Aussies Aunty Donna, there are quick one-liners, musical interludes and utterly baffling sketches with no context – but that’s what makes them so funny. If you like your comedy weird and to induce so much laughter it feels like a work out, Lardner should be at the top of your list.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]