Felicity Ward: The Iceberg

Those who have seen Felicity Ward perform will know that she is a vocal personality; never afraid to speak her mind or call it like it is, even if it is considered controversial. This year she even does so through song which is how the show kicks off.

The Iceberg is a solid and cleverly crafted hour of cynical observations, comical perspectives and also a particularly amusing rant about a very ridiculous hat trend.

The Iceberg, Ward explains, is all about perception and perspective, specifically how we want to present ourselves to the world. She skillfully uses this metaphor of the iceberg to great effect while also weaving in some comic observations as well as unexpectedly insightful thoughts into the fold.

Throughout the hour Ward openly mocks her native country of Australia; much of her material consists of many humourous gripes and criticisms, from the nation’s creativity when it comes to cricket anthems to the country’s avid involvement in what she dubs “racist Olympics”. Pointing out and laughing at a country’s idiosyncrasies tends to always be a crowd-pleaser so her self-deprecating humour sits well with the audience.

The thing that makes Ward so good at what she does is her self-confidence and brilliant comedic timing. This is undoubtedly borne from skill and experience but also from clearly being extremely comfortable in her own skin. Her in-your-face delivery and brash style is a winning combination and one which is oddly engaging.

The Iceberg is a solid and cleverly crafted hour of cynical observations, comical perspectives and also a particularly amusing rant about a very ridiculous hat trend. Ward is an adept comedian who will easily entertain and give you plenty to laugh about.

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This has nothing to do with Leonardo DiCaprio. And it ain't about lettuce. It's about perspective - what we see, what we think we know and what is actually going on. You know what's underneath the tip of the iceberg? The rest of the iceberg. For all the moments where you think you understand the enormity of a situation, then the water drains and you step back to realise what you're really dealing with. Whether you choose to look or not, is up to you...

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