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Demi Lardner – Birds With Human Lips (Demi Lardner)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

At 20 years of age, Demi Lardner already has a couple of comedy awards from her native Australia under her belt, and she conducts herself on stage like she was born to it. Calling her quirky really wouldn’t do her justice; part stand-up, part surreal introspective, there’s nothing ordinary about Lardner’s routine. This becomes apparent the moment you spy the cardboard tapir in the room and she introduces herself in the guise of a moustachioed ghost magician. From here, the comedian gives us a glimpse into her psyche through a series of frustrating phone chats with her dad, some life-coaching from the aforementioned tapir and a few hilarious encounters with a sinister feathered nemesis. Even her observational material has touches of Eddie Izzard-esque absurdity. Brilliant fun.

Gilded Balloon, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Laura Gavin]