The Birdmann - 1 Line

Trades Hall, Tuesday 21st April 2009
with Mariko McConnell on piano and knot-tying

Friends the Town Bikes recommended this show and I had enjoyed the Birdmann's contributions to the Trade Aid concerts over the last couple of years.

It is a different comedy show in that the Birdmann keeps delivering one liners while being tied-up and with a backing track of piano by Mariko McConnell, which gives the show a different feel to most stand-up. I thought it had an abursdist feel as there could have been no people in the room and you get the feeling that the Birdmann still would have done the show. I liked the gag that required the house lights to be flicked on and off.

Mariko McConnell did very well to keep a straight-face while the Birdmann was delivering all those one liners as there were some funny jokes. Midori would be proud of some of the knots she tied as I didn't think the Birdmann would be able to escape from some of them.

The Birdmann also did well to keep his quiff upright after some of the escapes with the rope, I also thought the rope did a good job, even though it just sat on the stage coiled up most the time.

I would recommend this show to someone who would like to see something different, but don't try the escape parts without special training as you will hurt yourself.

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Created on ... April 4, 2009