Blake had a friendly disposition as he entertained a full house at Tasma Terrace. He laid some cheeky audience interaction groundwork early, which helped endear himself to the audience.
The show started very strongly as Blake demonstrated his excellent song writing ability. He also appeared to relish in the sillier elements of his stand-up material. At the peak of his performance, Blake had great energy and a captivating stage presence.
The latter stages of the show lost some momentum due to a lengthy side bit and a frustratingly persistent (and not helpful) heckler. While Blake could only control one of these elements, the two events did negatively impact the rapport that he had built earlier in the show.
Blake is a young comedian, which is reflected in some of the humour. That said, he has a clever brain for comedy, a clear delivery and an affable stage presence that made ‘King of Nothing’ a fun show to see.
Embrace what you love and while you’re at it, check out Blake Everett in the ‘King of Nothing’ from 10 to 13 April & 18 to 22 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
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