City Cafe (Venue 85), 8:20, 2-12, 14-26 August
Bunbury Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
George Dimarelos has taken his show, ‘George Michael is Greek’, to Peth and Melbourne. This is, therefore, a well-travelled show, with a host whose charisma and ability to charm an audience is unavoidable. He has a certain cheeky, laddish sense of humour which is lapped up across the room.
The George Michael stunt doesn’t hurt either, as Dimarelos appears on stage costumed with a white shirt and leather jacket. Appealing to the inevitable George Michael fans misguidedly expecting a tribute act, you could say there’s something for everyone in this show.
Dimarelos is perhaps not the most original comedian of the Fringe – his comedy is somewhat predictable and not overwhelmingly unique, while the charm of the cocky schoolboy vibe doesn’t last all too quickly.
That being said, Dimarelos is fairly entertaining, and his vaguely self-effacing cheeriness wins him many points with the audience. His well-timed comedy carries with it a particular appeal that will undoubtedly strike a chord with many.