Review by Dominic Smith
Comedians have always talked about taboo topics that everybody wants to talk about but don’t, it’s what they do and hence why we find it so funny.
Yet we are now in a golden era of comedy where comedians not only talk about what others want to, they talk about topics people don’t want to, and they say stuff it and do exactly that. They, like Wil Anderson, are using their small but powerful window of opportunity to portray their own opinions on even more taboo topics like politics and racism, but doing it in the only way they, and specifically Wil, know how to, through brazen laughter.
Wil Anderson’s latest national tour show, Fire at Wil, is an hour of non-stop Australia bashing, from Tony Abbott to the so very racist Reclaim Australia and it’s safe to say it was bloody ejoyable. It was fresh and politically on point, and at times I and most the crowd found themselves cringing with awkward laughter at his so called ‘leftist’ tangents. For some people this may have been a shock because what was coming out of Wil’s mouth was probably harder to swallow than their usual hour of comical banter. But luckily he did it in a very fast pace and of course gut wrenchingly comical way, that you couldn’t help but get caught up riding along with it.
For his opening night Wil didn’t skip a beat and I can only imagine by the end of the next 10 shows he’ll have every side note and tangent down to a fine art! 5 Star comedy from a 5 Star International comedian.
See Wil Anderson at The Garden every night until March 13
Tickets are available here.