The ‘World Record Show’ is the most dangerous show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Not really. But it is a lot of fun.
Hosts Adam Knox, Andy Matthews and Dave Warneke are attempt to break a number of real and made up world records with the help of a few special guests. Tonight’s guests included Cameron James and Jared Jekyll (Paradise), John Conway (John Conway Tonight) and Rose Callaghan. Much to the audience’s delight, we discovered that the guests had no idea what they were in for, but they all played along with good spirits.
The trio had a good rapport and managed to excite the Monday night crowd with their antics. At times, some of their segments fell a bit flat, particularly when the audience had to wait while they prepared their props, but their cheerful enthusiasm always managed to refocus our attention and bring the laughs back again. Highlights included good sport Conway’s series of breakups and the 2 minute (noodle) mile.
‘World Record Show’ provides a giggle on a night when many other shows have a rest. If you’re up for a good-hearted chuckle, check out this record-breaking trio (and guests).
Melbourne Town Hall: Backstage Room – 9:30pm