Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine – Race Off 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 17, Aug 2017
Brendon Burns is one of the few heroes around Perth Australia, indigenous Australian comic and writer Craig Quartermaine says near the top of the show and maybe was slightly in awe when they first met up. But no longer. In this show he more than holds his own.
The duo performed, in Craig’s case secretly, together, during Brendon’s show last year and from there the idea has blossomed into trying to get both divides in Australia laughing in the same place at the same time. Burns has his Dumb White Guy podcasts where he makes himself the minority in the show. This spawned the hook-up and although there were initial suspicions it all works beautifully.
They share the limelight, Burns more loud and shouty, Craig somewhat more reined in, but the obvious camaraderie and oodles of talent makes their banter even funnier whilst they flow through the hour with ease.
There are plenty of anecdotes, bundles of laugh out loud moments, a number of messages and a fair bit of thinking going on in the enthusiastic crowd.
But don’t forget Burns is Burns and everything is well thought out and planned. The showman in him is never far away and with the direction coming from the team who created his award winning show a decade ago who knows what may happen?
Reviewed by Geoff
Gilded Balloon Nightclub
18.45 to 19.45