If I could bottle some of Zack Zucker’s confidence, enthusiasm and energy I could create a cure for depression and low self-esteem. Zack Zucker, although I struggle to believe that this actually is his real name, is a born entertainer. Having already seen and loved Zach & Viggo, I wondered how this show would fare as a solo act; I was not to be disappointed. This is an outrageous and hysterical piece of physical absurdist comedy delivered by the ever endearing and supremely confident Zucker.
This show is just a good time and it is impossible to not become a super fan of this hugely talented human clown with a very promising future.
Zach meets his audience with a pretend bashfulness while his theatre technician Johnny asks us to encourage him to come onto the stage. He continues to play with the audience in this manner throughout the performance. This show consists of a number of hysterical physical sketches including his ‘Theatre man’ sequence, his tree/orgasm skit and his brain, heart and penis mime. Some scenes can be a bit hit and miss at times but all is forgiven as Zach is just having so much fun and isn’t afraid to mock himself.
My favourite piece in the entire show, which I am still giggling to myself about, is Zach’s ‘Relaxing Jones’ character who I could definitely see making an appearance in Family Guy or The Simpsons. Accompanied by cheesy saxophone music Relaxing Jones asks the audience ironic questions like ‘’Have you ever walked on the side of the road really close to a car and nearly been hit, that’s really relaxing’’. Genius!
Zach mocks angsty teenagers in his hilarious track meet skit, and playfully pretends to not know certain celebrities while doing impressions based on audience suggestions. Zach pushes many boundaries in this show but manages to still keep his audience on board no matter how outrageous things become (and they really do). This show is just a good time and it is impossible to not become a super fan of this hugely talented human clown with a very promising future.