Rip It Up Mag – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review

Rip It Up Mag – Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths Review – Adelaide Fringe 2013

A spirited performance with more than just comedy, Jon Bennett brings to life the story of his Dad’s deaths. Accompanied by an endearing PowerPoint presentation he tells the hilarious tale of the many times he witnessed his father in near fatalities.
For an hour Jon’s vivid descriptions transformed the Tuxedo Cat into a visual timeline of his family mishaps. He doesn’t limit himself to just storytelling either, mixing it up with brilliant poetry that covers topics from love to Facebook, and even some flamboyant dancing!
Bennett interacts with the crowd regularly and has a unique ability to jump between a poignant mood and comical chaos. This ability is used to create moments of Tarantino-like suspense where he has the audience on the edge of their seat one moment then suddenly laughing at the inglorious blunders his father endured the next. It’s a hilarious but heartfelt show that’s worth experiencing!
Final Word: Captivating.
Jonathan Boyd

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