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Adelaide Fringe '18 Review: Tommy Little


Adelaide Fringe '18 Review: Tommy Little

Michaela McGrath

The voice of the Hit Network’s Carrie & Tommy, the face of The Project and all-around funny guy, Tommy Little trades the silver screen for the Corona stage at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

His new stand-up set, The Last King of Stupid, grapples with Little’s intriguing inner workings as he toes the awkward line between youth and impending middle age. Dubbing himself and other pre-middle-aged folk ‘priddle aged’, the show centres around the nuances of age from Drake references and handkerchief outfits, to anecdotes from his popular Project segment, Tea Time with Tommy.

“If you leave and say, ‘there wasn’t one thing in that show for me,’ it’s your own fault,” says Tommy, and he’s right.

With cheek, wit and a relatable larrikinism, Little expertly navigates the divides in his crowds, from young and old to the age old Victorians vs South Australians, to leave every audience member in stitches.

Performing to a Corona Theatre that was absolutely packed to the rafters on Friday night, Little effortlessly worked a crowd already raring to go. Telling tales of his own life lessons, go on a journey of Little's endeavours to hype up a 15000-person strong crowd, punt hummus at assholes and to one day be as famous as Carrie Bickmore.

Back with a bang and even bigger and better than last year, Tommy Little cements himself as a shining star of the Australian comedy circuit with his show The Last King of Stupid. A absolute must-see this Fringe season, the show is guaranteed to leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Top tip: post show, pop out front for a snap with the man himself who is, by his own admission, desperate to be papped.

Where? Corona Theatre, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Terrace. Adelaide

When? February 23 – March 03

Tickets: from $25 here

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Header image via Adelaide Fringe.