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Benny Boot – Greatest Hits Volume II (Brett Vincent For Get Comedy)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

“I feel like I’m working uphill”, Benny Boot remarks to his small, non-vocal audience during an awkward pause. It’s a fair assessment of the set, as Boot never really finds the rhythm which is vital for his flurry of gags style of comedy. His “random” set list approach, which forces him to turn away from the mic and consult little bits of paper every other joke, doesn’t help the set flow either. Still, he makes us laugh with most punchlines, his call backs are cleverly worked and his musical interlude in particular works well by giving Boot a focus to work with. Overall, Boot is funny and likeable, but his set’s structure hurts his performance.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]