Top night at Dirty Secrets Comedy on 15 February! With a supportive audience behind them, the comedians ran through new and old material that brought consistent laughs throughout the night!
It’s old news now but if you’ve never been, Dirty Secrets Comedy is on every Wednesday at 80 Smith Street Collingwood from 8:30pm, follow them on Facebook or Twitter for all of the details.
On 15 February (in order of performance), we saw: Daisy Berry (MC), Nick Quon, Blake Freeman, Emily Tresidder, Naomi Higgins, Laura Dunemann, Clinton Haines, Peter Jones, Roland Hoffman and Michael Shafar.
Starting from the top, our MC for the night Daisy Berry did a great job. She owns her style and is confident in her delivery. Daisy’s hilarious interactions with audience members are kind but also truthfully brutal. While I had seen some of her set before, the new crowd enjoyed her stories and were enthusiastic to get involved. HUG ACHIEVED.
The well-dressed Nick Quon and the fresh faced but all too experienced Blake Freeman delivered mixed sets that drew good reactions from the crowd. Similarly, Roland Hoffman covered a wide range of issues but really hit his stride when covering jokes based on his own life. The relatable elements of Nick, Blake and Roland’s material resonated well and drew good laughs!
It might be the yoga but whatever Emily Tresidder is doing, it is working well! I’ve only seen Emily perform a handful of times but her delivery and stage presence on 15 February was excellent and greatly improved. She put forward a really enjoyable tight set with a little bonus at the end. Rocking some awesome overalls, Naomi Higgins appeared to relish playing with our emotions. Naomi flips between sweet and dangerously dark dispositions with so much ease, it’s a little unnerving.
Do you want consistency in your stand up comedian? Then look no further than Peter Jones. I have covered this at length, which you can read here, but Peter is a pretty damn good comedian. Though enough about him…. Someone who possibly needs more attention is Laura Dunemann. I can’t quite put my finger on it but there is something about her material and delivery that I really enjoy. Perhaps it’s Laura’s unabashed enthusiasm? Her energy is infectious and her passion for certain TV shows is unparalleled.
Michael Shafar closed out the night well. His consistent confidence and apparent amiability allows him to build rapport quickly with an audience. He approached his set well and incorporated a range of issues into his quick set. As an aside, Michael was also spotted at the end of the night promo’ing his upcoming Melbourne International Comedy Festival show “Jewish’ish” (details here).
Thanks Dirty Secrets Comedy for putting on a cracking night of comedy with a great crowd!