Kirsty Webeck- A Bit of Fun.
Presented by Laughing Stock Productions. Rhino Room – Drama Llama. Adelaide
Fringe. Until February 25 2023.
Reviewed by Peter Wilkins
Kirsty Webeck must be the most
unassuming stand-up comedian I know. What you see in this very natural comedian
is what you get. The title of her latest show A Bit of Fun is a total misnomer. It’s a lot of fun, not in a hit
you over the head humour kind of way or a dollop out the sex, sleaze and
sarcasm punchline kind. It’s much more subtle than that and much more natural.
It’s original and delivered direct from the head and straight from the heart.
It’s ironic that Webeck who studied marketing at uni has a tendency to
undersell herself, and let her show do the selling of an unique talent on the
stand up comedy circuit.
If there was any doubt about
Webeck’s ability to surprise and astound her account of a rat that ran up her
leg only to turn out to be a ring tailed possum with a possible case of thrush
should be enough to make anyone think that Webeck can turn the most unlikely
stories into stand up comedy gold. It is impossible not to warm immediately to
Webeck’s friendly manner, relaxed performance and very funny kind of comedy.
Webeck is making a name for herself on the stand up comedy stage and I predict
that in the not too distant future she will be too big a name for the small
space at the Rhino Room. If you have never been to a Kirsty Webeck show, get
along soon. Her shows are heaps of fun!