Amy Howerska: Smashcat 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 24, Aug 2016
This was the first time I had seen Amy Howerska but it definitely won’t be the last. This crazy, funny woman had me laughing from the minute she made her flamboyant entrance right to her equally exuberant finale. There’s not many people can pull off doing a set with a painted on moustache smudged across your face but Amy managed it.
It was a fairly small crowd the night I saw her but she works brilliantly with her audience. She begins by explaining what a smashcat is and how that’s all in the past, now she’s 32, she’s ready to take life a bit more seriously, her friends have already started with their jobs, mortgages and babies, Amy thinks one day she’ll be ready to join them, maybe just not quite yet.
Amy talks about the terrible year so far, losing some of her idols, with part of the show being dedicated to their memory. She also discusses her friends, one particular friend, who all of a sudden has a 16 year old daughter and the differing musical tastes between the generations. Her observations and anecdotes are extremely funny and she is fantastic at imitating various accents, perhaps her Welsh-Jewish-Polish-Irish heritage helps. This was a highly enjoyable hour, well worth going to see. You can either buy a ticket for £5, to guarantee entry, an absolute bargain, or pay what you think it’s worth at the end.
Reviewed by Sharon
Gilded Balloon @ the Counting House (Sitting Room)
20.45 to 21.45