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Heidi O'Loughlin Presents 

Steven Boyce

Monster Baby

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Yo, this blurb is a stick-up! Gimme all your attention and money! (via ticket sales please).

Allow me to strip away any dignity you associate with theatre while you enjoy a hilarious abomination of comedy and stand-up. This show doesn’t have audience interaction. So if you’re shy or plan to come while high, this is a safe place for you.

 You’ve probably seen me on the stage at Fanfiction Comedy (FIVE STARS in Edinburgh - no big deal)

“[His] taciturn non-sequiturs added another dimension to this celebration of the creative” - Chortle.co.uk
 

Showing In:

Auckland

Dates:

Tue 29 April - Sat 3 May, 8.30pm

Venues:

Luna at Q Theatre, Auckland

Tickets:

Adults $17.00
Conc. $15.00
Groups 4+ $14.00* service fees may apply

Bookings:

09 309 9771

Show Duration:

1 hour
 

Critics Review

Nik Smythe - Theatreview.org.nz'Personality-wise he's gentle, laid back, charming, nicely dressed and as Kiwi as they come. He resembles a young pint-sized Sly Stallone with his puppy-dog eyes and the mildly devilish knowing smirk he routinely shoots at us, almost like he's daring us to be amused...'open/close
While it's difficult to give any descriptions without risking spoilers, I think it's safe to share some of the personal info that Steven Boyce nonchalantly reveals along the way: he's 24, an only child of Cook Island descent, from the shore (I think), literate in film, sci-fi and Pokemon.

He's particularly given to the literalisation of common phrases – not a novel concept in itself, but the shameless, cavalier attitude keeps it fresh. This is epitomised in the unique shock ending, which a thousand comics must have thought of doing before, but it has taken the nerve of a relative newcomer to actually attempt it, let alone get away with.

Production values-wise Boyce is very generous with a limited budget – especially given the cost of Christmas Wrap in the off-season! (That's the one gag I'm giving away. Ha – Christmas! Giving away! Shit this stuff's catching.) Investing in a bottle of clear-eyes possibly wouldn't go amiss though.

Personality-wise he's gentle, laid back, charming, nicely dressed and as Kiwi as they come. He resembles a young pint-sized Sly Stallone with his puppy-dog eyes and the mildly devilish knowing smirk he routinely shoots at us, almost like he's daring us to be amused.

Bottom-line wise, in regard to the only actual criterion for stand-up, he's hilarious.

Read more here:
http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=6978

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