MICF Review of Sex Nation (4 out of 5 stars)

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Sex Nation is a burst of clever and interesting sketches from Brisbane based comedy groups- The Sexy Detectives and Bang Nation. The combination of the two groups: The Sexy Detectives (Michael Griffin and David Massingham) and Bang Nation (Taylor Edwards and Chris Martin), makes for a delightful blend of comedy styles.

Not all the jokes are ‘rooted’ in sex talk, although there is one strong visual involving a key weight you won’t forget in a hurry. There is consistent laughter throughout the show- reoccurring jokes and unexpected material. The show is fast paced and energising.

A favourite sketch of mine would have to be the skit about ‘cultured Melbourne’ featuring a Melbourne troll and a journey to find ‘The Butterfly Club’ (a cabaret bar in the Melbourne CBD).

The show has a great flow, with sketches appearing at just the right moments in contrast to those before and after it. There’s a lot of ‘play on words’ material- such as mixing up ‘net worth’ and actual ‘nets’- simple ideas made hilarious by the strong character performances.

Number 12 is a great venue, with a darkly lit area for relaxing into as you walk in. Upstairs has a small theatre stage with a comfortable seating arrangement with great sight lines.



You can see Sex Nation…

When: 7th, 8th, 9th of April

Where: Number 12, 12 Bourke Street

Tickets: $10.30- $15.30

Information: Upstairs performance space is not wheelchair accessible

Links: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2023/shows/sex-nation