[20060017] Night of the Birdmann

Night of the Birdmann

Birdmann @ The Gaiety Grande

10:00pm, Sun 26 Feb 2006

Score: 6

After seeing the Birdmann during The Grande Cabaret, I had a pretty good idea that this performance was going to be quirky. And I was far from wrong.

Birdmann’s talent lies in his timing. Delivering abstract comedy in a hushed near-monotone, his sense of dramatic pause for comedic effect is delicious. There’s a few little bits of old-school geekery – sitting in broken glass, some gentle juggling – but in the end, this largely inoffensive show can be summed up with just two words: “timing” and “abstract”.

It’s hardly essential viewing, but not a rip-off, either.

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