[20060025] Jeremy Elwood – Rock Plus Roll

Jeremy Elwood – Rock Plus Roll

Jeremy Elwood @ The Chandelier Room (Freemasons)

11:15pm, Tues 28 Feb 2006

Score: 7

Most of the time, if you see a stand-up comedian with 5 people in the crowd, in an odd, wide room, they’re going to struggle.

Not Jeremy Elwood.

Whilst he doesn’t cover any new comedy ground – politics, religion, men/women, sex, drugs – what he does bring to the table is an unflinching belief in himself, and with it is the ability to carry a show with an audience so tiny.

Sure, another 2 people rolled up a little later on, but 7 people in the Chandelier Room is not an audience that you’d expect big feedback from. But he got one from us, because he is good. He’s a great comic, his musical soujourns are well played and bloody funny, and he did it all with a tiny audience.

Let’s put it this way – if he ever comes back (and with audiences like that, who could blame him if he writes Adelaide off as a big joke), I’ll be there. Yes, he’s that good.

And it would be remiss of me not to include his catch-cry for the night… “touch the arse”.

Not that I’m a poof.

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