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Thursday, February 25, 2016
GREG FLEET - THESE THINGS HAPPEN
These Things Happen
Rhino Room Beer Garden
7:30pm til Sunday Feb 28
There is something special about seeing Fleety
at the Rhino Room. People may know that Rhino, Adelaide and the Adelaide Comedy Family has
played an important role for Greg Fleet in the last few years. An environment
that has helped him cope with his demons, be a safe and nurturing home base at times and help spur a jag of creative output from an incredibly talented man. In the last couple of years Fleet has written and performed an award winning play (This is Not a Love Song), appeared in a great Zombie Movie (Me & My Mates Vs The Zombie Apocalypse), created a great TV show about the Australian comedy scene (Die Standing Up) and released an amazing memoir (These Things Happen)
and continued to do great work as a stand-up comedian. The show tonight (which
shares it's name with the book), in the intimate Rhino beer garden, is a great
example of his masterful story telling.
Not afraid to tango with uncomfortable truths (of which he has many), Greg
Fleet is a funny bugger and takes us on a bumpy roller coaster ride of vignettes
from his life, observation and self examination. It's structure is more
theatrical than straight stand up, there is much that is hilarious, but it
works as a complete piece with the audience enraptured til it's completion when
they erupt with heartfelt ovation. A sterling slice of masterful comedic work.