Jeff Ahern’s presidential campaign based on audience suggestions brings an insightful look at the current state of political affairs. Sylus 2024 is a one-man satire of the American system which brings to light the intrinsic problems within it.
A clever bit of political comedy
We follow Sylus Rothchild, self-proclaimed as the most evil man in the world, who is trying to change his ways and do something good for the American people. Aided by his campaign manager, Nessie, he takes our suggestions and manages to create an incredibly detailed and believable campaign. Switching between a public stage and campaign headquarters, we learn a bit about how politics in the US work.
Ahern works the audience really well, and manages to get a warm response despite some initial trepidation and confusion,which some clarification at the beginning of the show would sort out. He really manages to spin stories from the wildest and shortest of prompts. It’s a lot to fit in an hour but it’s an enjoyable comedic show with a twinge of real life gloom.
A clever bit of political comedy, Sylus 2024 has more hidden depth than initially meeting the eye.