FRINGEWORLD – Kai Humphries: How to Be Happy (5 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

It’s always an awesome experience when a performer just nails it – this Geordie comedian gets it so right from the very beginning, it’s an amazing experience. Kai Humphries has no relation to the comic Ross Noble but has an energy akin to his more famous counterpart. Humphries is amazing and deserves more recognition.

Humphries creates the art of humour so naturally it is golden. He mocks his small home-town in a way that does not come across as arrogant and this will get all the patrons spreading the word of this youngish man. Humphries has intelligence but his down to earth nature makes you feel like you are just having a laugh with a mate. There are so many moments of laughter in every sentence,you’ll need time to catch your breath!

What Humphries writes about comes from his heart. He still interacts with the crowd in a kind, playful way that keeps all onside. This funny-man’s connection with the mundane brings massive laughs from a fairly conservative crowd. Humphries slowly explains why is show is called, Kai Humphries: How to Be Happy but this does not matter as he has made us all very happy already! There is reassurance that the audience is in a safe space and the audience trusts him throughout. I highly recommend Humphries, as a festival highlight.


When: 21st January – 19th February 2017 | Times vary

Where: The Brass Monkey Hotel | Northbridge | PERTH

Tickets: $15 – $17.50

Info: Duration 50 minutes | Suitable 15+