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Natali Caro’s Seeking Representation puts the ‘riot’ in Variety Show.
Okay, it’s not an exact match – but you know what I mean.
Natali Caro is such an exciting comedian and a huge value-add to the Aussie comedy scene. There’s not much they can’t do, from observational humour, impressions, sketch and drag, as well as act and sing. In Seeking Representation, they’re kind enough to package all of these offerings in a tight 60-minute show for us to enjoy.
Caro is charismatic and their comedy quirky, dirty, dorky and charming. It varies greatly in topic, form and presentation, which keeps things energetic and unpredictable. Is the heckler meant to be there? Where did Natali go? Accompanying audio-visual content will have you in stitches, with impressions of a certain mind freak and multiple reality tv personalities achingly self-aware and unabashed.
Further, the dreaded audience interaction of every comedy show is done in a way that’s safe while still hilarious – Caro’s not out to get you, but rather to include you in the fun they are obviously having on stage. It’s infectious and will make even the most reluctant audience participant eager to lend a hand.
This is the third run of Seeking Representation, and from the volume of the applause I’d say there’s ample demand for a fourth! Keep your eyes peeled, you’ll want to be there.
Seeking Representation was performed at Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 30 April to 1 May 2022.
Wine Pairing | Verdelho
Verdelho is such a delicious but rarely seen varietal and sits with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay on the white wine spectrum. Typically unoaked and with zesty citrus and stone fruit flavours, Verdelho is a grape just like Caro – many diverse flavours, always reliable.
My Pick: Audrey Wilkinson 2021 Verdelho, Hunter Valley
Audrey Wilkinson’s take on Verdelho is a lovely dry, medium drop with tropical and citrus flavours. It’s fairly high in alcohol so it has a bit of a burn, but is still well balanced with the other flavours present.
Pick one up for $20 from your local bottle-o.
|Aussie Season||30 April to 1 March 2022, Factory Theatre, Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase|
|Theatre Type & Genre||Comedy, Variety show|
|See it if you like||observational humour, outrageous imitations, mixed-media comedy|
|Other Info||Nominated Best Artist in this year’s fBi Radio SMAC Awards, and shortlisted for ATYP’S Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission|
|Criteria for Wine Pairing||good balance of drinkability and complexity, zesty on the nose and palate|