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Jody Kamali – One Man Variety Show (Jody Kamali / Free Festival)

By | Published on Monday 18 August 2014

In ‘One Man Variety Show’ the bizarre cast of characters, all played by Kamali via a series of costume changes, include a mentalist, a man of mystery, a vampire, a faith healer, an opera singer and, er, Jody’s dad. The joke is that they are intentionally dreadful to varying degrees, though Kamali clearly puts a lot of work, and even more skill, into what is essentially clowning around. While that core joke wears a little thin at times, there’s plenty of entertainment and fun audience involvement. The ending, which sees him brings out the acts one-by-one for a bow, at a pace quicker than his ability to keep up with the costume changes, neatly sums up a surreal and silly hour of fun.

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