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Liza Treyger: In The Weeds (Live Nation and Avalon present)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2019

Liza Treygar talks a mile a minute. “In the weeds” means to be lost in the minutiae and Treygar’s show is like a stream of consciousness, weaved around her seven self-confessed addictions. The show’s focus is telling stories rather than telling jokes, but it’s still funny, and Treygar doesn’t hold back from audience interaction, playfully reading the body language of the crowd and warning a younger audience member of what’s to come. There’s no filter: with sharp, honest discussion of her sexuality and referencing past experiences, it almost feels like a group therapy session. The seven addictions are more of a loose framework for the show, however, and we only lightly touch upon some of them here: Treygar could easily fill another hour.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Chris Lambert]