Caili was confident and headstrong as she discussed tales of family, parenting and how to put your foot in it. While I struggled to relate to the material, Caili appeared to enjoy playing with the audience’s disbelief as she told her stories with a cheeky disposition.
Donna was a little overly self-deprecating at times but performed a great set covering her observations as well as a couple of her own insecurities. Parts of Donna’s set were outstanding, both in writing and execution, as her shy’ish disposition suited material. The enthusiastic audience provided some additional laughs but even considering this, she did a great job.
As two up and coming comedians, there were understandable fluffs and potential improvements in comedic technique but overall, ‘Awkwardness’ was a really enjoyable show. It was a low-key, minimal frills split-show that is not trying to be overly slick; rather, it connects with an audience through its understated nature.
Check out Caili Christian and Donna Collins in ‘Awkwardness’ from 13 to 21 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here.