In a rare feat for a comedian, Deanne Smith delivers exactly what her Fringe advertising says she will. She does this in a friendly and engaging manner that makes her very easy to like.
This show is well paced and includes irreverent yet witty material. The songs, which Smith performs on an electric ukulele, are the highlight of the show; they combine the musical charm of the Juno soundtrack with quality comedic lyrics. In between, there is plenty of audience engagement and some very amusing observations. Just how do you tell the difference between God and Elton John? Admittedly, this is probably not the show for anyone religious who can’t take a little gentle ribbing.
Showing that she’s not afraid to step away from her scripted comedy, for six and a half minutes each night Smith invites suggestions from the audience of topics for discussion. This could go well or it could go horribly wrong. Her ability to make Charlie Sheen (why won’t he just go away?) and eye herpes (gross and creepy) entertaining, suggests that she’ll deal with whatever you throw at her with aplomb.
This comedy is well thought out and avoids the crudeness that many comedians feel necessary to inject into their shows; somehow she even makes her poo jokes intelligent. It is a consistently amusing and enjoyable offering.
Kryztoff Rating: 4.5K
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