Josh Thomas - Surprise DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 7.5
Video 8.0
Audio 7.0
Special Features 7.0
Total 7.5
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: 61 Minutes
Classification:
 M15+
Reviewer: Simon Black

7.5


Josh Thomas - Surprise

In spite of his tender years, Brisbane-born stand-up Josh Thomas has quickly risen to become one of Australia’s most prominent and distinctive comedic talents. 

Winning Raw Comedy at 17, making the finals of Edinburgh’s notoriously competitive So You Think You’re Funny, a Logie nomination and a string of sold out shows around the world have made the pint-sized Thomas a household name in his native land, his profile bolstered by regular appearances on Rove, Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation, Good News Week and The 7PM Project.   

Evidently not content to rest on his laurels, Josh returns with a brand new show, Surprise, which was filmed as part of the Warehouse Comedy Festival and was also nominated for a Barry Award for Best Show at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

The premise, as it turns out, isn’t actually all that much of a surprise - Thomas is now openly gay, a fact which he says didn’t come as much of a shock to family and friends; his delicate appearance, effete mannerisms and longheld distrust of vaginas evidently all contributing factors.  The show revolves around that time-honoured theme of coming to terms with one’s sexuality, interspersed with the wryly self-deprecating observations and devil-may-care pathos that have become Thomas’s hallmarks. 

Certain confidences (such as the penchant of Josh’s first boyfriend for urinating in the shower) can be filed under TMI, and his act was funnier when his themes were universal, but Surprise is still an excellent representation of the 23-year-old comic, and a tight show and some well-chosen bonus features make this a must for his ever-growing legion of fans. 

Special Features

Josh Q & A:  A 12-minute segment that takes place in Josh’s kitchen, wherein he answers the big questions such as ‘Who would you turn gay for?’ and ‘Why are you so damn sexy?’

Rove Spot 2008: One of Josh’s earliest, and best, national TV appearances

Bits From Other Shows:  16-minute’s worth of jokes and anecdotes that, you guessed it, comprise bits of other shows.  Included are such startling revelations as ‘sometimes I smoke marijuana’ and that he once visited a strip club with friends, the wicked fellow!  There’s some great material here, and it’s a nice way to round out the hour-long show itself.






 
 



   Games
   PlayStation 4
   XBox One
   PlayStation 3
   XBox 360
   PC
   PS Vita
   Wii U
   Wii
   3DS
   DS
   PSP
   Apple
   Casual
   Android
   Classics

  Movies
   Movies & IMAX
   Blu-ray
   Action
   Anime
   Comedy
   Crime & Thrillers
   Documentaries
   Drama
   Family
   Horror
   Kids
   Lifestyle
   Music
   Romance
   Sci-fi
   Sport

   IT
   PC
   Apple
   Hardware

   Information & Fun
   News
   Interviews
   Articles

   Tara's G-Spot
   Loren's Level
   Comics
   Books
   Mind & Body
   Music
   Competitions
   Community
 








 
 




Impulse Gamer is your source for the
latest Reviews and News on Video Games,
Entertainment, Pop Culture, Hardware &
More!

 


© 2001 - 2014 Impulse Gamer
 

 

About Us | Contact Us