FRINGEWORLD 2017 – A Little Less Conversation 3 (4.5 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

When music fills the air, comedian Dave Callan springs to life. This Gen Xer knows how to have fun! Callan is responsible for bringing a bunch of female dancers on stage with him to parody songs he both loves and loves to hate. Callan is a big kid at heart and his big hairy body adds to the comical nature of this dance based show!

Seeing the area filled with little props there is an unknown expectation in the crowd but Callan keeps them focused with his larger than life personality. Callan bonds with the audience with his clever choice of pop music – breaking down how songs are hard to understand both vocal and visually! Built upon this base is his own interpretation of songs creating a strong understanding of Callan’s wacky world.

The audience bonds with this Melbourne-based comic over his love of music. He cheekily interacts with his dance assistants creating lots of sense of fun throughout. Callan performs with style, using minimal costume changes to perfect effect. How this bearded man moves his body is the highlight – in physical humour at its purest. The contradicting effectiveness with his cumbersome body brings huge moments of laughter. Sometimes it is hard to believe how he can mimic these professional dancers.  Their chemistry works perfectly in this manic show. There are big movements that are hard to keep up with but luckily for Callan’s self-confessed low fitness there are little video clip breaks that are thoughtfully made.

A Little Less Conversation 3 still has the third time luck of an Irishman for it is an excellent show.


When: 7th – 18th February 2017 | 8:30pm

Where: The Gold Digger | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $17 – $26

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+