Yianni, an Australian Greek, describes his show as ‘hyperlogical’. Over the course of the hour, he tells of how he was recently diagnosed with autism and of his lifelong obsession with numbers. The format of the show fits into the theme by being divided into eleven segments, each discussing at length the numbers between ten and zero and their various associations. It sounds intensely dull and the appetite might not be whetted by the knowledge that the show contains slick use of a powerpoint presentation. You might be forgiven for thinking the same of Yianni himself when he declares that he is a law and finance graduate. However you could scarcely be more wrong.
The show is a triumph and makes you wonder why you’d pay for comedy when there are gems such as this on offer. Yianni has great charisma and his brand of positive comedy is easy to warm to. His material has wide appeal and bar some strong language could be suitable for all. An introductory video starring the comedian in an edited scene from ‘Rain Man’ is a particular highlight and a solid stage setter. He manipulated the audience skilfully from the very beginning aided by an acute sense of timing and slick fast paced delivery, with just one misjudged exception. Yianni has very much built on the success of his last Fringe outing and perhaps a sole criticism would be that there were a few repeat gags, but even these were not unwelcome. A delightful show to satisfy both your sense of humour and your wallet.