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James Keating

GSOH

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Why did the plane crash? Because the pilot was a tomato.

Unlike our other senses, humour cannot be explained. And yet it’s pretty important. Nobody ever put "good sense of smell" on their dating website profile. James Keating explores – through his own enigmatic brand of comedy – the puzzle of humour and what sensing it is all about.

You might get more dates if you attend this show.

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Showing In:

Auckland Wellington

Dates:

Tue 8 - Sat 12 May, 7:15pm

Venues:

Vault at Q, Auckland

Tickets:

Adults $20.00
Conc. $18.00
Groups 6+ $18.00* service fees may apply

Bookings:

09 309 9771

Show Duration:

1 hour
 

Critics Review

Elisa Brinkman, Groove Guide' Keating's curious mix of self-deprecation, slight awkwardness and what he himself classes as "low energy" comedy was offset by an undercurrent of self-assuredness and world-worn wisdom'open/close
"You just missed my best 10 minutes," deadpanned James Keating to a smattering of latecomers who arrived after the opening punchlines of his latest show.

Fortunately for them, it wasn't his best ten minutes by a long shot, as the 2011 Billy T Award nominee warmed up a thinnish yet eager crowd in the intimate setting at the Q Vault with a collection of tried-and-trues before heading into the material of GSOH.

This set was based around giving the audience an insider's view into the world of comedy; how stand-up jokes make it through the ranks into a final show, and how a comedian takes stock of the world around him.

Keating's curious mix of self-deprecation, slight awkwardness and what he himself classes as "low energy" comedy was offset by an undercurrent of self-assuredness and world-worn wisdom. After half his set, you came to understand that the vaguely offhand delivery is, in actual fact, a tactic he's spent time perfecting; and his material, while pretty vanilla in terms of shock tactics, is layered in a way a cruder comedian simply wouldn't pull off.

Highlights of his set included several jibes at Hamilton, and a collection of very dry one-liners that possibly not everyone got... but were well worth the cover price if you did.

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Raewyn Clark
Plenty of laugh out loud moments; I think I had a smile on my face throughout. James is easy to warm to and his quirky laid back personality is evident. He achieved a good audience connection right from the start. I enjoyed the theme of this show - a good insight into the methods and thinking processes that are behind his comedy. Definitely recommended.