FRINGEWORLD: Parallax Capper (4 stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Parallax Capper is Nick Capper’s masterful display of a jokey true life tale of his life. He compares how he has it easy compared to his grandparents, especially his Grandpa who was a war veteran and made a new life in Africa. Meanwhile, Capper deals with First World problems of trying to find the best way to ask a girl out!

They way Capper deals with being not seen as a whinging whitey is his self-depreciation. Once he gets on stage you notice that he does not mind making fun of himself, with daggy dance moves and awkward stares. It is hard not to ignore him, as he has hair reminiscent of Side Show Bob! Capper makes jokes about his hair without making that reference. Most likely because he has a vast experience of comedy and knows from the worst what not to joke about.

Capper is a young man from the country and you can tell this by his laconic nature. He tries to keep his life simple – when he needed extra money to do his festival show, he moved back in with his parents for a little while! The problem with this is it meant he could not doing any gigs, during this period. Well, that is not the whole truth because his dad helped perform in front of half the town, in a farm shed! This went well…well they were happy that they could hear him.

What makes this comedian excellent is his versatility. That night was only a small crowd but he created atmosphere in his use of crowd interaction. Keep your eye out for this performer, as he defiantly a person you’d love to have a beer with.

When: 22 – 30 January 2016 (10:10pm)
Where: Hokkien House, Noodle Palace.
Tickets: $15-19
Info: Duration 50 minutes, 15+ recommendation.