Vanilla Productions @ The Garden Shed
9:15pm, Wed 22 Feb 2006
Quite frankly, nothing I write here is going to do Sam Simmons justice.
This act is surrealism at its finest. With fantastic pre-recorded accompaniment (“audible thoughts” and musical backing), Simmons appears totally comfortable performing his completely fractured routine; even his feigned awkward moments (don’t worry, he’s audience safe) are sublime.
His songs – especially the “Erotic Cat” closer – are completely hat-stand; his on-stage flip-chart support is genius. Props, cardboard masks – purrfect. There’s a flat spot in the middle of the show (the house story drags on a bit too long), but the rest of the time I was in tears of laughter.
Genius, abstract comedy genius. This is one I hope to see again before the end of the Fringe.