FRINGE 2018: F**k Tinder – 3.5K

By Anthony Nguyen

scaled_f_tinde_800_by_800_red_backgroundIn the 21st Century age of online dating apps, many people are familiar with the disillusions of chasing a digital romance. Self-proclaimed Scottish single man, Chris Henry, attempts to revive the romance by bringing lonely singles back into the pubs with his comedy event, F**k Tinder, for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

Social interaction is actively encouraged between the audience with fun social elements introduced through the night in the form of activities such as trivia, brainstorming, and poetry-writing. By the end of the show, you can mark on a sheet the people you’re interested in (through provided allocated numbers), and if there is a match, contact details will be emailed to you the following day.

This social dating experience presents an interesting concept that highlights the eccentricities with online dating and has a lot of potential with more effective execution. The show relies heavily on audience interaction and participation, and Henry’s comedic personality did its best to ease the initial awkward atmosphere between audience members.

Henry is supported by fellow comedians, Eleanor Conway and Steve Bennett, who provide a much-needed comedy assistance to the show. Keeping with the theme of their lack of romance, Conway and Bennett, present different comedy styles to Henry which kept with the theme of being unlucky in love.

F**k Tinder has a lot of potential to be a fun night out with your single friends. However, it would not be suitable for all types of people, especially if you are looking for a comedy show without having to be forced into uncomfortable social situations with strangers. Additionally, there is no regard for sexual orientation as everyone is essentially assumed to be straight with social activities encouraging more boy-girl interactivity. With a runtime of over two hours, be prepared for a long show with comedians presented as the “best wingman you’ll ever have.”

The F**k Tinder comedy event has presented successful shows throughout many global locations including London, Glasgow, and Singapore. Presented in the Red Room at the Austral Hotel, Chris Henry continues F**k Tinder for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe every Wednesday night with his final show on 14th March 2018.

Kryztoff Rating: 3.5K

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