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Steen Raskopoulos – I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business (Underbelly Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Steen Raskopoulos’ concentrated shots of character and sketch comedy, with lots of improv thrown in, challenge the audience not to like him. Scenes veer between observation, absurdity and tragedy and he has a sharp knack for plunging the audience into recognisable situations, then twisting them into something funny. Steen has complete faith in his audience and the show is carefully crafted to make audience participation work without being demeaning. It’s facial expressions and subtle gestures that help him become his characters – not costume changes. It’s in the nuance, not the overt. With songs and dances, this is a tight and clever one man variety show, sheer fun and buzzing with ideas, none of which feel remotely stale.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Tim Bano]