Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid
Nicole Henriksen @ Ayers House Museum – Loft
8:15pm, Sat 21 Feb 2015
Another year, another visit to my city by Nicole Henriksen, another pull-quote on her flyer stolen from this blog. And that’s totes OK, because the quote in context (which makes an appearance on the back of the flyer) is not bad at all. I’m pretty chuffed with that!
Anyhoo – Henriksen’s madness found an all-new – and odd, given the nature of her act – venue this year in the Ayers House Loft, a tight little space that was filled almost to capacity with a ready-to-laugh crowd… there were clearly friends of Henriksen in the audience, and her eyes lit up with recognition when she saw me enter the room.
As for the show… well, it’s more of the insanity that we’ve been seeing here since 2013: there’s still lots of video support (thankfully projected onto a white wall this year) to break up her ridiculously assured live performance pieces, and all her usual characters are still present. But there’s a strange thread of comparisons to Christ that permeates the material, which somehow gives a more thoughtful continuity to proceedings.
Honeycomb Badgers on Acid is cheek-numbing, eyebrow-raising, alt-comedy goodness. I still adore Henriksen’s work, and can’t wait to see further iterations of these characters that I’m growing to know and love.
— Pete Muller (@festivalfreakAU) February 21, 2015