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Nick Cody: On Fire (MZA in association with Century Entertainment)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

Nick Cody commands this long, thin lecture hall with the confidence of a man who did well at sports in high school. That’s his line, and it reflects the tone of an hour containing part daft, laddish excess and part self-deprecating mockery of same. The opening anecdote about pissing himself is, on reflection, a fairly bold starting point for the audience interaction bit. The rest of the show jaunts merrily – with occasional, slightly incongruous darker turns – through tales of general daftness to the main event of his year, his marriage. He is self-evidently blissfully happy about that, and his wife is a constant reference point through the show. Accomplished, funny and, very much in its own way, a tender(ish) reflection on manhood.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]