Eli Matthewson – An Inconvenient Poof

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Underbelly, George Square
Aug: 7th-26th (21.20)

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With a sudden thump, a happy cheery chappie going by the name of Eli Matthewson enters our life for an hour. Bringing his stand-up comedy show all the way from New Zealand was a gamble for any ‘inconvenient poof.’ but the gamble is clearly paying off. Eli has a calm, sensitive look about him… but don’t be fooled, he has a bigger opinion than a defence lawyer without a case. We were soon engrossed in a melee of open-hearted jokes and diverse humour-strains. Eli is not shy when it comes to the subjects dear to his heart. Climate Change and Global Warming are serious issues but Mr. Matthewson gives us hope…

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Tearing down the walls that keep him inside, he unleashes his desire for change. From cat lovers to gay Christians, TLGBT (T standing for Thirty) to Greek Gods, this is a comedy landslide of never-ending fun. If the 21 year old Eli could speak to the 30 year old Eli, what would he say? Forget sexually transmitted politics, forget Octopus, forget Easter Camps, and for sure forget High School, just go get humped and talk to your Dad… This is a witty, gritty, charming wee comedy show delivered straight up and honest. Its clean yet dirty, with sprinkles of laughter and smutty innuendos throughout. This show is cocktail of comedy and a classic throw back to the good old days of stand-up. No stone is left unturned, and no road left untraveled. Allow your attention to be absorbed and enjoy the Eli Matthewson experience.

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