Sarah and I went to see Rove
McManus Stands Up this evening. It's been a while since I've seen some
stand up comedy.
I think the first thing that took both of us back a bit was his gratuitous
use of the word "fuck". It's not like I've never seen a comedy act that
didn't rely on massive amounts of cursing and swearing to get a laugh, it
was just a bit of a surprise to hear it coming out of Rove's mouth, compared
to what you see from him on TV. I'm personally don't think it's all that
The thing I was most impressed about was his ability to ad-lib and adapt his
act to what was going on in the audience. That and the fact that he
localised things a bit. He made reference to catching a bus to Woden for
example. Little things like that showed that he took the time to research
where he was performing.
Overall, good value for money. Good night out.
Oh, and why shouldn't you get on the wrong side of him? Well he spent a
sizable chunk of the evening paying out on Australian Idol's Anthony Callea, which apparently
stemmed back to a rehearsal for the Logies, where one of Callea's minders
asked him not to make a short joke about him.