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Abandoman – Hot Desk (Underbelly Productions by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Rob Broderick’s high energy, high speed improvised rap songs are a thing of beauty when they work. Whether drawing inspiration from random objects donated by the crowd, or riffing on facts gleaned from his easy audience banter, Broderick is a mine of quick-witted, hilarious rhymes. His bandmates are also note perfect in their support. The trio of love songs that start the show have us in gales of laughter. It’s just a shame that the three quick, “in the style of” sections that come next lose much of that energy, being at best clever rather than uproarious. The finale is storming, however, and the audience leaves buzzing with a mixture of happiness and tinnitus.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]