Bunbury Magazine – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Often, it can be difficult to review ‘compilation’ shows. The styles of the comedians can, whilst being good in their own right, deter from an overarching narrative in the show, or create an absence of one.
Whilst talking to Rich Sheehy before the show, he explained to me that this wasn’t the show he originally intended to bring up. His comedy partner had to leave due to reasons I will not disclose here.
I find it important to mention these things as, despite this and other things that have thrown spanners into Rich’s works, he has managed to put on an excellent show, full of dark, wry humour.
It is also pertinent to say these things as Rich has managed to create a compilation show with a theme, something I have never seen before. It is his quest, every night, to try and find the ‘Mortiest Morty’ amongst the guests he has invited to the show – on this night, two very funny ‘Mortys’ indeed.
For the man himself, he delivered humour that cut to the bone, was fantasitcally satirical with a great deal of charm and cheek. There were tightly-written segues in between songs which popped with parody and jet-black humour. He dealt with topics which could have left the audience feling uncomfortable but Rich dealt with them in a very clever manner, with the afformentioned charm mixing to create a memorable set.
I have no doubt that Rich will have some fantastic Mortys lined up for the rest of the Fringe run. If you want to see some of the best performers at the Festival, as well as some jet black humour that will leave you squirming with laughter, then get yourself down to Rich and Morty.
Rich Sheehy – Rich and Morty.
Part of the PBH Free Fringe.
Written by Christopher Moriarty.