Eddy Hare’s Leave It With Me is a great example of his dead-pan humour, flair for musical comedy, and joke writing ability.
A rather sweet and oftentimes absurd show about the range of human experiences and how it feels to take part in it
The material in this show covers many experiences of the everyday, where Hare puts himself in the centre of things, applying common sayings of these experiences to himself regardless how limited it might be, whether this be his role as an uncle or fighting the noise from the rest of the bar, all of which culminates in a rather sweet and oftentimes absurd show about the range of human experiences and how it feels to take part in it.
The pace and delivery of jokes and punchlines is incredibly relaxed, and Hare finds a way to play around with his comic timing to let us form our own conclusions before he shatters them. Luckily, he follows the rule of Chekhov’s guitar, and treats us to a song about his approach to parenting, in which he takes the ‘ordinary extraordinary situation’ gag as far as he can take it, setting a funny and normally shocking scenario to a very catchy tune for us to enjoy.
Despite the fact that Leave It With Me is a work in progress, Hare has built a solid foundation; he sets up his jokes well and recalls them as it progresses whilst keeping to an overarching message. Within this show, Hare proves that he is equally skilled in both non-musical and musical comedy.