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28th May 2014, 08:10 AM
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Comedy Review by Leonard Miller
What: Jimeoin with The Nelson Twins, Lehmo and Kalki Hula Girl
Where: Wonderland Spiegeltent, Docklands
When: 24th May
Situated under the Melbourne Star, Wonderland Fun Park is located at the back of a shopping arcade in Docklands. Nestled in between the carnival rides and the fashion boutiques, the familiar silhouette of a Spiegeltent promises risqué offerings and burlesque delights.
Seeming somewhat incongruous with the clinical docklands mall next to it, this latest Wonderland Spiegeltent, recently purchased by Melissa Head to replace the one on loan from Circus Oz, creates a surprisingly sophisticated ambiance inside. None of the interior charm of the rich reds, deep timbers, stained glass and mirrors fails to impress and the space is welcoming and generous.
The Nelson Twins first came to public attention in 2012 on Australia’s Got Talent. As the masters of ceremonies for the evening, the identical bogans were an excellent choice to set a relaxed and distinctly blokey tone for the night. Their humour has the the dry, laconic wit unique to Australian culture and their jokes show constant flashes of brilliance. Their choice of material was safe but this worked for the crowd.
The first act was radio presenter and former accountant, Lehmo. A disappointment in an otherwise strong show, Lehmo appeared unprepared and used every cliched stand-up trick in the book. Borderline offensive, at times it was hard to tell whether it was comedy or an exercise in being treated like an idiot.
Unoriginal and uninspiring Lehmo was followed by the talented and enchanting hula hoop professional, Kalki the Hula Girl. Kalki knows the hoops and manipulates them with a rare dexterity. She has been performing with hula hoops for some years and knows how to create an act that entertains and astounds. The highlight of the show, this act was a clear demonstration of a master of her craft.
After a short intermission, the headliner of the evening, Jimeoin gave his routine. An accomplished performer, Jimeoin effortlessly elicited constant laughs with well honed physical humour and impeccable comic timing. His comedy is unashamedly observational and lazy but his delivery is infectiously wry. In the capable hands of Jimeoin, the night of comedy ended with a high.
A difficult new venue almost hidden in the desolate concrete jungle of Harbour Town, this night of comedy offers hope that the culture long promised for the area may slowly be arriving.
3.5 stars