FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Paul Culliver – The Honeypot (4 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Due to popular demand, Paul Culliver is back to revive – Paul Culliver – The Honeypot with new perspectives. Just think how much has changed in the world in a space of just one year! (Especially a year like 2016!) This makes the show quite reflective with a mix of new material threading into the old stuff.

Culliver has left-of-centre views and makes a huge amount of humour, trying to check  his white, male, straight, middle class privilege. Culliver is neurotically analytical about fighting injustices that he may not understand, with Stewart Lee like deconstruction his humour improves with increased detail.

This youngish comedian opens the night by being a bit apologetic about using some material that may seem old. He should not be sorry as his material still has a fresh take on the world. It is amusing to reflect that this time last year we were far more hopeful about the world situation, especially when your personal situation has not improved after winning a comedy award (Best Comedy FRINGEWORLD 2016.) Culliver is deft at the art of self-depreciation and is subtle in placing digs at society. His style is very conversational allowing for laughs no matter what kind of crowd is there. When he ends, you come away feeling like there is hope with youth of today.

Paul Culliver – The Honeypot is still a clever show, one year on, so see Culliver to brighten your night.


When: 1st – 5th February 2017 | 6:00pm

Where: Perth Town Hall | Cathedral Square | PERTH

Tickets: $24 – $33

Info: Duration 50 minutes | Suitable 15+