02 April 2018

MICF: I Get It Now

I Get It Now
Kirsty Webeck
1 April 2018
Imperial Hotel
to 22 April
comedyfestival.com.au

Kirsty Webeck

There are stand-up nights when the audience and performer click. Those shows when every joke lands (and those that don't land are even funnier), when there are in-jokes for just that crowd, and when no one checks the time and avoids eye contact with the performer. Kirsty Webek's audience had that experience last night.

It wasn't a huge crowd, but as soon as Kirsty asked us to move up to the front – and everyone happily did – we knew it was going to be a great night.

In I Get It Now, Kirsty tells stories about some of those "ohhhhhhh" moments when something suddenly makes sense and she realised what she'd misunderstood. Some are from primary school, when it's ok to believe that your teacher isn't weird (she was), but realising what you misunderstood as an adult can leave you wishing that you hadn't made the realisation. I suspect that there's an office where "in the Biblical sense" has become an ongoing office joke.

I saw Kirsty because I'd been following her on Twitter. With over 600 shows this year, it can be hard to find the ones you love. Take chances and see people and shows you don't know. See indie performers, see local performers, see people who can't advertise on a tram. They may become your new favourites.

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