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Matt Okine – Being Black & Chicken & S#%T (Soho Theatre and Century Entertainment)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

It is now quite clear to to me why this Australian comedian has got such a buzz surrounding him.  He won Best Newcomer at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2012, so I went to this show with high expectations – which were completely exceeded. A fresh face at the Fringe, Okine’s show gave the audience an insight into his background and current life, moving from one hilarious scenario to another. The name of the show is a big clue towards Okine’s material – he likes chicken and “the good kind of racism”. But don’t go thinking this will be a completely predictable stand-up show – there are a few surprises along the way.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug, 6.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alix White]