LATEST NEWS:

"Please don’t ask if we’ve tried yoga”: Students fighting for disability support

Despite the University’s push to make learning accessible, through programs such as SEDS and Access Melbourne, there have yet to be endorsements from students that these programs are appropriate. Inst

Cinemas Buckle Under the Weight of the Netflix Empire

Will Hollywood blockbuster-type films continue to use Netflix as their outlet, or will they return to their rightful spot on the big screen?

Stop the Liberals, Join the Campaign against the Robert Menzies Institute!

The federal government, led by the Liberal Party, is bludgeoning universities. Since the onset of the pandemic, they have excluded thousands of university workers from JobKeeper, ramped up fees for se

Fangirls and Fantasies: Why we Love to Hate Twilight

It’s 2008: the era of galaxy-print leggings and Club Penguin. The radio incessantly plays Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Viva La Vida’ by Coldplay. Lounging on your bed after school, you flip thr

Petition Calls for Review of "Transphobic" Melbourne University Subject

(content warning: transphobia) A petition has been launched by the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) Queer Political Action Collective calling for the review of the second year Winter Philo

 

Article

Review: David Quirk’s Approaching Perfection

<p>He uses his 55 minutes to explore the meaning of life and death which he does with expertise.</p>

From the first time I saw David Quirk, I was immediately a fan. He is the perfect example of a natural. His show last festival was so innovative and entertaining that he was very deserving of his nomination of the Golden Gibbo. From all this, I had high expectations of his show this year and he definitely delivered. My favourite thing about Quirk is that he doesn’t just stand on stage for 55 minutes and tell jokes. He also features props and technical gags which is so refreshing. I must admit that I am not a fan of pure stand up. I find it very boring so when Quirk livens it up, I welcome the change.

At a superficial glance, Quirk’s work might be seen as goofy but when you look under the hood there is a world of meaning. He uses his 55 minutes to explore the meaning of life and death which he does with expertise and at no moment do you find yourself entering an existential crisis. In between his analysis of the big question, he tells silly anecdotes that are so fun that you wish you were a part of his life.

I only have one criticism. Every so often he would tell a joke that I found problematic. I’m not going to get into the politics of the comedy world and whether political correctness has a place in it because I would be here forever but as a radical feminist and social justice warrior, there was the odd joke that made me tug on my collar. Saying that, you can tell that he is a well meaning soul and he wasn’t coming from a place of malice so it’s easy to forgive him.

At the end of the day, this show is a must see for comedy fans everywhere.

David Quirks Approaching Perfection is on all festival at the Parlour Room downstairs at Roxanne.

 
Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Three 2021

FARRAGO MAGAZINE EDITIONS FIVE AND SIX AVAILABLE NOW!

Our final editions for the year are jam packed full of news, culture, photography, poetry, art, fiction and more...

Read online