Published on March 31st, 2019 | by Andrew Bistak
Paul Foot Image Conscious Review (MICF 2019)
Summary: Paul Foot Image Conscious is a must see comedy event at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
After a 2-year hiatus from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the delightful and thoroughly amusing Paul Foot returns with his new show, IMAGE CONSCIOUS! Paul is currently playing (2 – 21 April 2019) at The Famous Spiegeltent (Arts Centre Melbourne) and like his previous comedic rants, he promises and more importantly delivers a totally entertaining one of hour of laughs and tears which had the audience in hysterics… it is THAT funny!
Paul begins his show role-playing a platypus in captivity as he “chooses” an unsuspecting (Paul Foot Connoisseurs know better) audience member as his keeper who murdered his mother but then proceeded to raise him with milk. The talented comedian who seems to be performing at light speed which is part of his gig then proceeds to target the Royals and being British, lets the Australians attending on a secret that Prince Phillip has actually been dead for 15-years and is now controlled with animatronics and powered by caviar.
Moving into the craziness (or ridiculousness) of reality TV and why contestants create ice cream in a set time frame to a cravat wearing Master Chef judge having an appetite to for human meat or the complex schematics to planning a suburban orgy, especially for a 53-year old woman in a loveless marriage and Paul is not only a grand-master of comedy but a flawless wordsmith who truly makes you laugh from start to finish as he takes you a journey that can only be experienced, rather than read.
While Paul’s famous “disturbances” may be missing, his new show IMAGE CONSCIOUS is still a celebration to what makes this comic tick and more importantly, how he ticks the right boxes with the audience, including somehow joining two unrelated topics together such as the Falkland War and Snooker of the 80’s. Needless to say, you’ll be smiling a long time after the show is finished and I still can’t stop laughing about his ‘image’ of plate spinners at the suburban orgy or how much better the Imperial measurement system is… HA!
If you only see one show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this is definitely the show!
For more information, check out https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019/shows/paul-foot or https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2019/festivals-and-series/micf/paul-foot and don’t forget to visit his official website at http://www.paulfoot.tv/