until April 23, 2011
Melbourne Comedy Festival
Reviewer: Joe Calleri on April 3, 2011
Published in Herald Sun Online
S.O.S Wendy Harmer, Denise Scott, or other experienced comediennes. Goth stand-up, Lisa-Skye, shows great potential but desperately needs mentoring!
Skye is charming with a cheeky smile but suffers badly from nerves. She reminds me of a chef using every ingredient in a soup to make an unpalatable mess.
There are clever audio-visuals, songs to metronomes, bonboniere and her slide show about what makes a woggy house was a ripper.
But she covers too many topics. Many should be amputated from the routine, including peculiar discussions of snakes eating burlesque performers and how to handle tarantulas.
Lisa-Skye has a diamond mine of potential show material, yet we only received the cubic zirconium version.
She could go further with the Greek father who only uses cash; the manly brother who shoots innocent animals in the face; her fear of marriage and children; to her years working at a phone dating line. More of that, please!