Ben Target is in no way an average stand-up. He specialises in the surreal and the unusual, and
The haphazard is a part of Target’s work, and the unpredictable is its foundation.
Target makes a team of his audience - you’ll make friends, learn secrets and work together, all while giggling. He is the eccentric and confusing leader of this newly-formed team - bizarrely dressed, changing his clothes and his character at every turn. His intense manner commands the show, creating ludicrous scenarios and hilarious confusion by turns. He excels through his wonderful use of props - colourful, odd, and out of nowhere, they are the show’s backbone, and always ridiculous. Not every moment went smoothly, but the haphazard is a part of Target’s work, and the unpredictable is its foundation.
This show is not for everyone: you have to be fully prepared to get involved and take part in good humour. If audience interaction is not your thing, I strongly advise you stay at home as there is absolutely no way to avoid it. But as Target himself says, you get out what you put in. If you’re willing, this could be the most fun you’ll have at the Fringe this year. Target has prepared an excellent hour for you and it’s up to you to take advantage of that. I highly recommend that you do – just wear sensible shoes.