Committed To Mediocrity (Gary Lind – Australia)
By John Sampson | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
‘Committed to Mediocrity’ is an observational comedy full of observations but short on comedy. Gavin Lind stands before you as an understated forty-something, gay South African who lives in Australia, expounding dark truths about the mediocrity of our lives. He touches on interesting themes, like apartheid South Africa and gay marriage, but never capitalises on them. Instead his set feels muddled, as confusing jokes about cups of genocide coffee and harbouring emigrant bees struggle to land with the audience. Granted, it’s dark humour, but at times Lind is distasteful, veering into one particularly offensive sequence about cancer. ‘Committed to Mediocrity’: at least you can say he’s a man of his word.
C Nova, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [John Sampson]