With vibes of David O’Doherty, the double bass (in place of a keyboard for this analogy) plays a role to facilitate the comedy rather than to dominate it. While at times repetitive, Taco used the instrument well to guide her songs and stories.
In the first night of her MICF run, there were understandable nerves amongst a friendly crowd but she hit her strides once these initial jitters settled. Taco’s takes on the customer service industry and finding love were hilarious and unique. The apparent truth behind the comedy made the humour even more poignant.
While clearly skilled at the double bass, Taco is more adept at stand-up than she first appears. Her giggly demeanour and sporadic laughter occasionally interrupted the flow of her jokes but Taco demonstrated the building blocks of a talented comedian. Further, she showed off a variety of musical comedy techniques, each with a different flavour and focus. Taco appeared to have depth and potential to her material, which this show highlighted but did not entirely ‘un-tap’.
With a little shade thrown towards Tim Minchin and an air of O’Doherty, Taco is an entertaining performer with a good future ahead. For lovers of musical comedy looking for a change, ‘A Knight’s Taco’ offers something different from a youthful voice and a double bass with gravitas.
Check out ‘A Knight’s Taco’ from 2 to 7 April at the Butterfly Club. For more information and to book tickets, click here.