Review | Kieran Eaton
Alissia Marsh’s Funny Friends (and Alissia Marsh) is a misleading title as young Perth comedian, Alissia Marsh is the main act in charge of this show. The friends part of the title is the support act that opens for her each night.
You can tell that she puts great thought into who supports her – tonight Fran Middleton opens with with an utterly left of centre perspective. It is bold when she stands up on the front row that nobody wanted to sit on but is a clever way to turn the environment to her advantage. She does get back on stage once all are brought to attention with her sense of playfulness. She easily makes fun of herself – though in a totally unpredictable manner. Her set ends with a visual gag that fully encompasses her personality.
When Marsh is brought on she brings the same anarchic energy to the stage, she repeats the stand on seat antic. Doing this is not her thing we observe as she quickly gets off and makes fun of herself, while mentioning that she is a lesbian. Marsh expresses it in a brash, yet funny style that catches some of the audience members off guard. This out there comic does not mind this as she is even willing to out a fellow local act that displayed misogony and homophobia.
This FRINGEWORLD 2018 show is performer putting herself in the spotlight in many ways and can see her develop bigger and better things for many years to come. Check Marsh out as you may end up feeling like one of her funny friends.
WHEN: 27 January – 17 February 2018 | 7:00pm
WHERE: The Craft Beer & Cider Garden | Northbridge
INFO: Tickets $10 – $16 | Duration 50 mins | Suitable 15+ | WA Artist | COMEDY