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July 25, 2010

Bill Bailey @ State Theatre – Sydney : 23.07.10

Filed under: Live Comedy — decoded_ @ 2:18 pm

Bill Bailey

We went and saw U.K. stand-up-comedian, musician, actor Bill Bailey perform live on Friday night at the State Theatre here in Sydney, and he was bloody funny! Joanne got us great seats too, about 8 rows from front stage, just left of centre.

He’s sold out a bunch of shows here in Sydney, and after seeing him, my first time, I can see why, very funny! Exactly my style of humour too.

I really enjoyed his performance, laughed a whole lot, and was entertained from start to finish. It was a great mix of dry, observational, stand-up material, and funny songs played with guitars and synths/keyboards, even a Tenori-On got put to use. I loved his Gary Numan and Kraftwerk covers, one of which somehow flowed into Last Christmas by Wham, but sung in German. He also paid out on a lot of commercial music via parody, not that familiar with a lot of the popular music/artists he paid out on.

The thing that most impressed me was how he casually dropped all these random, funny comments during his show, things like: “I’ll probably end up being one of those old nutters that yells at traffic while carrying shopping bags home” and then during his 3rd encore, he played classical piano to a short film, with contained footage of him doing everything said in all those random comments all throughout his performance, it had me in stitches, laughing till I hurt.

http://www.billbailey.co.uk

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