FRINGE: Background Check – Amos and Moataz – 3.5K

The rear room at the Maid is the venue for two of Adelaide’s most talented young comedians in Moataz and Amos Gill. Their show, Background Check, is in two parts with Amos first up delivering some stories of life in a split Australian / Croatian home and as a footballer. His recounting of extracts from the AFL’s Respect and Responsibility policy and the spin that is ‘extra tasty cheese’ are great highlights.

Following a short video, Moataz, possessed of a sense of the absurd wrapped up in playfulness, took to racism with gusto pinning a number of our innate, unspoken fears on the hapless rangas. He says because he’s Egyptian he is allowed to ay things like this.

Sure, the show lacks a little polish and this is humour well tagged as undergrad but their willingness to take on topics beyond the safe, comedy norm, without at any time making us think there is overreach is frankly a breath of fresh air. Their delight in performing is infectious and their crowd interactions just fun.

Get there to pump up their tyres and you will find your own going the same way.

Kryztoff Rating  3.5K

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