FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Matt Storer’s Star Wars Megashow (4 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Know much about that epic Sci-Fi movie series that seems to never end, Star Wars? Of course, you’d have to have been living under a rock for the past forty years to not know it – but do you really know it? I mean REALLY, like in a hard-core, cosplay, geeky, convention kind of way? If so, this might get your nerd juices flowing – it’s a quiz show just about Star Wars!

Walking up the Lazy Susans’s Comedy Den stairwell to see Storm Troopers and Darth Vader greet you, it can be a bit of a shock to the system.  They usher you to your seat, where one side you are part of the dark side (The Empire) and the other the light (The Rebellion) of the force. There appears to be a mixed crowd where some have gone due to forcing from a Star Wars nerd friend or partner. However, when Matt Storer walks on stage as Princess Leia (complete with two bun hair-do) the crowd relax: it is comedy after all. Storer explains this but there is also a disclaimer – he will not pander too much to the novices!

Next, Storer brings his two comedian contestants (rotating each show). This night is the savvy Luke Bolland versus the overly enthusiastic/competitive Cameron McLaren.  Storer introduces the rules and gives relief to the geeks in the audience that if the contestants can’t get an answer right, they can jump in.  Then the exciting competition begins, with the audience quite fittingly knowing more than the contestants. The show ends with the dark side and light side being balanced, leaving a crowd happy to see a fair show, with lots of space-themed laughs. So, who will win? Are you on the dark side or the light side?


When: 15th – 19th February 2017 | 6:30pm

Where: Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den | The Brisbane Hotel | North Side | PERTH

Tickets: $16 – $21

Info: Duration 55 minutes | Suitable 18+ | WA Artist