From Tiger airlines to vajazzling and bubble baths, Celia Pacquola’s show Delayed packs a punch.
Pacquola burst onto the scene in 2006 and since then, the award-winning comedian and writer has appeared on our screens in shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Rove and recently in ABC’s successful black comedy, Laid.
Her 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Delayed, is quirky, cheeky and provides many laugh-out-loud moments. Delayed details Pacquola’s recent two year trip to London in a well-flowing string of stories. The self-confessed klutz is aware of the potential for her show to turn into one of those “boring holiday stories”, but it’s a far cry from the usual crazy aunt’s two hour long photo slide show of Greece, as Pacquola pulls you in with every anecdote, leaving a grin plastered across your face.
Although Pacquola’s show is all-round funny, she manages to win most of her laughs through her hilarious facial expressions and body movements (perhaps I can just identify with her self-confessed bad dance moves). Her down to earth manner of delivering the show is a winner, as is the minimal use of music and props, which in turn makes it all the more funny when she does. Her energy knows no end and Pacquola is an energiser bunny throughout the entire 55 minute show.
Celia Pacquola’s Delayed, Tues-Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7.30pm (55mins), at Melbourne Town Hall until 22nd April
Full Fri & Sat $28, Full Wed-Thu & Sun $26, Conc, Group (4 or more), Laugh Pack & TT $23
Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 or at the door