Laura Davis - Pillow of Strength
Deluxe, The Pleasure Garden
REVIEW: ANNELIES GARTNER
Laura Davis begins the show by telling the audience her routine is a work in progress, so the tickets were cheap, and not everything would be funny. She was right. In fact most of the show was not funny.
First a retelling of the time she was hit by a car. It had the potential to be a tall tale but came across as something you'd hear told around the water cooler at work. Not the delivery you'd expect from someone with six years of stand-up comedy experience.
Then she moved on to tell us about the first time she fell in love and how the relationship quickly became destructive. Doesn't sound like a topic you'd laugh about and we didn't.
Her pubic hair routine did lighten up the mood as did her obsession with Maccas and her plan for when she's abducted on the way home from work.
Oddly throughout the show she reiterates her disdain for the paying members of the public that gave up their Saturday night to see her perform. In fact she ended the show with a whimper by telling everyone to get out because she didn't like them.
I'm sure this wasn't the case and it was all done in the name of comedy but it just fell flat.
Luckily for us, Dado began Doorway Cabaret in the Pleasure Garden shortly after we left Davis' show. We ended our evening with a laugh after all.
Laura Davis - Pillow of Strength is on until February 7.