Creasey s hilarity catching on

They say if you make it in New York you can make it anywhere. And for Joel Creasey, it seems that catchphrase could become a reality.

The Perth comic is taking the Big Apple by storm with his latest solo stand-up show Rock God, which is playing at the 8th annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Time Out New York gave the show a glowing five- star review.

"The relentlessly hilarious 23-year-old has the chops of a much more seasoned performer, and the charisma of an inevitable star," reviewer Ethan LaCroix wrote.

"Whether recounting his failed stint as a ball boy in tennis or humble-bragging about bedding his mother's Zumba instructor, Creasey is charmingly self-effacing without ever crossing the line into awkward self-loathing, and his ability to contort his face and voice to inhabit various characters recalls performers like Maria Bamford and Margaret Cho.

"(As with those funny ladies, Creasey's mum - Jenny - is the source of much of his comedy). Rock God is a rare opportunity to catch a future star in an intimate setting. Don't miss it: You'll have great bragging rights when he sells out Radio City in a few years."

Creasey also received some positive praise from the New York Times for his show.

Last night he once again opened for veteran comic Joan Rivers, who has taken Creasey under her wing since she saw a video of him performing last year.

The West Australian

Popular videos

Compare & Save

Our Picks

Compare & Save

Follow Us

More from The West