Alex Williamson possesses the confidence and charisma necessary for performing for large crowds, a man who grasps the essence of comedy with a promising career ahead of him. Williamson goes for what you won’t expect him to say with brash one lines that come out of the blue, a trademark of the show. With only two guitar chords he sent the audience into fits of laughter with a song about dick pics. And that’s before you’ve heard the one about Nicolas Cage.
With only two guitar chords he sent the audience into fits of laughter with a song about dick pics.
Williamson sounds like Frank Turner when he sings. His second song of the night about feeling up girls and underage drunk driving went down well. Drugs are a big source of his comedy where the ex-stoner influence is obvious; unashamedly, Williamson discusses the pros and cons of MDMA and weed.
Often, it’s not the joke itself that is amusing in itself but the way in which he tells it. He became animated when doing imitations or drawing on the comical experiences from his past. Williamson also has a habit of making history funny, Australian history to be exact. He did become somewhat political in the last ten minutes of the show, but this did not dilute his comedy. On more than one occasion he took a little long to get to the punchline, whilst some jokes about Oz we’ve kind of all heard before (convicts, Rolf Harris, sharks etc.). Also, the relevancy of the show’s title isn’t made clear until the last ten minutes when Williamson jibes in about 9gag, Instagram and YouTube comments. But these are minor shortcomings. Though he could have been faster with the delivery, he did the job and was well received by the audience.