REVIEW: Bill Bailey, Hamer Hall Melbourne, October 6 2014
Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

REVIEW: Bill Bailey, Hamer Hall Melbourne, October 6 2014

by Paul Cashmere on October 6, 2014

in Live,News

Bill Bailey is equal parts comedian and philosopher. Yes, Bailey’s Limboland is billed as a comedy show but it is more a reality check of the pulse of the people.

Bailey cuts right to the chase when he talks about the destructive failures of the Abbott Government and presents a mirror-image mentality of the looney right of the Cameron government back in the UK.

Both, he says, appeal to fear and condense it down into one bite-size cube.

Don’t get me wrong, Limboland is a side-splitting funny show dipped in the brutal truth. Bill Bailey observes real life and articulates back to his audience.

Take One Direction for instance. “There’s the one who can’t sing, the one who can’t dance, the one who can’t sing or dance,” … you get the drift. For some strange reason you walk away from a Billy Bailey gig and Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore” is not out of place playing in your head.

Bailey is the thinking man’s comedian but he is also a great musician. The minimal stage is prepped with a guitar, bass and … lute (yes lute, because you never know when an impromptu Sting piece could become relevant at a Bill Bailey show.

Bill Bailey’s popularity has him in for four Melbourne shows and an Australian and New Zealand tour lasting through until November 14.

Bill Bailey will perform in Melbourne again tonight (October 6, 7 and 8).

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