The show covered a wide range of topics from TV shows to university, some of which were relatable and one that I had hoped never to consider. Two of Matt’s songs based on his area of expertise (as a researcher) were particular standouts. He gained a good amount of momentum in the middle section of the show where his musical comedy talent came to the fore.
Matt appeared to have taken some inspiration from ‘Flight of the Conchords’. During certain moments of the show, the articulation and the silliness of the group shone through in Matt’s performance.
‘Songs in the Key of Awesomesauce’ had most of the components to be a really good show but the pieces did not fall in a way that flowed. There were sections where Matt could have been more present and active in tailoring the show to set the mood. The audience of the night appeared quite shy and reserved so Matt could have used more energy early on to rev up the audience to kick-start the laughs.
Matt Kilpa has put together an enjoyable maiden MICF show that is well intentioned and likely to be enjoyed by those fond of musical comedy.
Hugs achieved: x1
You can check out Matt Kilpa in ‘Songs in the Key of Awesomesauce’ from 12 to 16 April & 19 to 23 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
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