Antipodeans, this show will tickle your funny bone.

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Gordon Southern, Picture: Steve Ullathorne

COMEDY
Gordon Southern – The Kerfuffle
4 stars
Deluxe, The Pleasure Garden
REVIEW: ANNELIES GARTNER

Antipodeans, this show will tickle your funny bone.

An Englishman who has a Scottish dad and married a woman from Adelaide takes an even aim at all we hold sacred.

Football, the royal family, drinking and our politicians are just a few in the line of Southern's fire. I was impressed that his grasp on current affairs enabled him to take a swipe at former MP Craig Thomson in what was possibly the funniest joke of the night.

He banks on people from the UK being in the audience, and performing in Perth he wasn't disappointed.

The hour-long performance flicks from his life in England to his experiences in Australia. The audience was happy to have the mickey taken out of them, whether they were dinky-di Aussies or just-off-the-boat immigrants.

Southern uses members of the audience, their nationalities and careers to improvise through out the show.

Our Geo-man (or geologist to those not in the know) was just one of a handful of people in the crowd that were regularly woven into Southern's dialogue.

Even a "Jurassic" moth, attracted to the venue's lonely mirror ball, managed to play a starring role.

The intimate venue didn't allow any asides from the audience; Southern would pounce on a mutter and use it to poke a little more fun at the Commonwealth.

He also uses a handful of simple props that included toys and an iPad that he uses for raps and to announce the evenings "fun facts" or just plain "facts".

Southern's material is bound to differ from night to night as he bounces off the audience but becoming part of the act makes it all the more enjoyable.

Gordon Southern - The Kerfuffle ends on February 3.