Jundas Capone is slightly awkward, Louis Tait is arrogant and brash. Both have excellent comedic timing. Together they take us on an aimless ramble through NZ society in what is accurately described as a “low brow masquerading as high brow” show (their words).Tait starts the night off with a hilarious and clever joke about why we call ourselves kiwis and this sets the scene for the future rambles. There are plenty of digs at Wellington, but we also get to experience the ‘highlights’ of some of the other towns these boys have lived in. The political comedy was well crafted, intelligent, and most importantly funny. It was like watching a young version of Statler and Waldorf heckle New Zealand.
The jokes roll on through the night to a somewhat reserved crowd. Capone often moves off topic, Tait drags him back. Some of the places they strayed didn’t make sense, but by the end of the show you felt like that was the point. Most jokes got grins but the crowd seemed to reluctant to laugh out loud and join in when asked. Sadly this affected the impact of some jokes – so if you go along then be sure to join in enthusiastically when asked as it is a whole crowd interaction that is needed. And yes, if you like socio-political comedy then you should definitely go along.
Originally published at artmurmurs.nz on 21/02/2016