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Carl Hutchinson – All The Rage (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

Behind the polite seeming, well-groomed young man we see on stage is an alternative, irascible persona. Unwilling to let go of any slights against him, he revels in retaliating disproportionately over petty inconveniences: he does not share appetisers, he hates waiters who don’t write down orders, and he only disingenuously offers up the toilet for the other person to use first. We love how he admits to feeling a rage about things that, socially, we feel forced to accept, and feel a vicarious pleasure in hearing how he eschews politeness in order to say exactly what he wants. It is a very funny performance, easy to relate to, which in fact has a sweet take home message: not to emulate his belligerence, but to make life happier by rising above it.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug, 9.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kyung Oh]