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The Quint Fontana 2013 Comeback Special (Quint Fontana / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Follow Quint Fontana as he takes to the stage and descends into a whirlwind of showbiz, alcoholism and despair. Fontana boasted of some of the highlights from his ‘Greatest Hits’ record (on cassette) and treated us to more than a couple of musical numbers. Such gems included ‘Cock-Talking’ and ‘Keeping A Toad’, with his depressed, deadpan pianist obliged to do more key changes than anyone thought necessary… or possible. This late-night spoof cabaret is expertly dysfunctional, dangerously dumb and really very funny; as the evening progressed and Fontana got more intoxicated, the bawdy jokes got amplified and the secrets came rolling out. Quint is egotistical and rude, but hilarious. Comedy for the inebriated at its finest.

The Voodoo Rooms, until 25 Aug, 9.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]