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Davis is certainly a good performer and he’s very funny, but overall the show feels like it would have been better as a short sketch in a more varied show.
Davis is certainly a good performer and he’s very funny, but overall the show feels like it would have been better as a short sketch in a more varied show. As it is, the character of Livingood becomes somewhat tiresome as he cites different animal attacks on humans as evidence of the increasing aggression of animals against humans. The problem is that with such a singular narrative the whole show becomes a bit samey. There are breaks into irreverent and likable tangents, but it all winds up leading into the same joke.
Davis has solid timing and some smart set ups for the gags, utilising simple and silly visual media to go along with the show. These add as much to the lameness of the show as they do the humor, primarily consisting of laminated images of funny looking animals being ‘threatening’ and graphs. This is part of the draw - the character Davis portrays is supposed to be pitiful, ridiculous and a little bit lame - but even these start to lose their humor as the show goes on. It’s silly and enjoyable and not a bad way to spend forty-five minutes of your day, especially as it's a free show, but it could certainly benefit from some more variety.