Nick Cody makes a valid (and humorous) point about our need to review everything, whether it is the food we eat, the places we go or the places we stay. Nick is definitely worth reviewing… well, his comedy is at least!
Nick reminded me of a good mate. Not anyone in particular but just in his approach to his set. Nick, at the start of the gig, reassured his audience that he would not pick on anyone. The audience was at ease and relaxed, enjoying the well-delivered stories of an up-and-coming comedian. Who am I kidding? Nick is not up and coming, he is seasoned and good at what he does. Working the underground ACMI theatre, he had good control of the room and looked comfortable.
Despite his insistence he would not pick on anyone… Nick did not miss an opportunity for humour. Setting the scene, an audience member arrives late, a sweater around his neck, sleeves tied in a delicate bow on his chest. Nick remarks on the young man, not to burn him to ashes, but to single him out enough that he maintains control of the situation, the audience bursts out in laughter but this laughter is not spiteful or petty. Nick continues the gig and even the young gentleman would continue his night with respect for the comic.
In full disclosure, I went to Nick Cody’s gig telling my friends I was going to see “some guy” but left adding Nick to the ‘Hug Wish List’.