Mar 14

FRINGE COMEDY – The Gong Show – Producers – 3.5K

By Peter Maddern

For those of us who grew up in the 70s, The Gong Show was a view of another world, of weird stuff we had never seen on television with stars like the Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, JP Morgan, and the extraordinary host Chuck Baris. Luka Muller doesn’t have quite that talent and room to work with in the upstairs room of The Producers but he has done his best to capture that show’s vibe.

For his hour, he has assembled a collection of comedians in town for the Fringe who get around three minutes to strut their stuff and if they fail to engage they can get gonged. For Tuesday night’s show Luka had assembled performers from Singapore, Serbia and onto the USA. It’s all good fun, certainly the comedians enjoy laughing at each other’s jokes but there is much to amuse the casual observer and it is great way to finish one of these last nights at the 2018 Fringe. For a different take on the Best of format, the Gong Show is fun.

Kryztoff Rating   3.5K

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