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Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy (Nick Elleray / Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Nick Elleray has lived his life admiring the Rolling Stones and attempting to use spirituality to become a more tranquil individual. For a man who delivers such a composed performance, you can sense the inner rage that still hasn’t depleted in Elleray. The Aussie comedian has spent years reeling after the Stones’ 1989 release ‘Steel Wheels’, and considers whether you can ever really forgive your favourite band for their poorest effort. He puts on a cracking display in ‘Big Nick Energy’, questioning whether he still has the vigour that the title suggests. Comedically, he certainly does, as proved by this competent and unique display, advising us on how to impede a possible midlife crisis through observational humour.

Laughing Horse at The Counting House, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]