Jess and Naomi have developed quality sets, which showcased their talents and contrasting styles. The show kicked off with a memorable start, so much so, some members of the audience hoped for call-backs to it!
Jess opened the stand-up portion of the night with skill and ran through stories from her life as well as some more traditional observational comedy. Jess showed her relaxed but engaging stage presence as she delivered material with confidence. For the most part, Jess covered relatable topics including employment and family as well as some other clever quips with great comedic timing.
Naomi followed with a set that captured her apparent sweetness and matched it with a dark disposition. As she regaled some of her all too honest stories, Naomi relished in the audience’s reactions of both laughs and a little bit of shock. Naomi occasionally became overly reactive about being too ‘mean’ but these moments were short lived. While not a fan of the particular TV show she covered in one joke, she delivered it well and made a difficult component look easy.
Both performers had a tendency to overplay punch lines at times but not to the point it substantially impacted on the flow or on the audience’s enjoyment of the show.
With consistent rolling laughs throughout, ‘Twins’ gave a taste of Jess Perkins and Naomi Higgins' talent that will hopefully feature at the MICF in the coming years.
You can see Jess Perkins and Naomi Higgins in ‘Twins’ at the Greek Centre (corner Lonsdale & Russell Streets) from 11 to 16 April & 18 to 23 April 2017, for more information and to book tickets, click here.
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