Review: The Drama Captain
Rising young comedian Joel Creasey has returned to Adelaide with his brand new show The Drama Captain.
Since appearing at the Feast Festival in 2012 in Naked Creasey has put his clothes back on, high school uniform and all, to set about touring his new show. Creasey still bares all as he opens up on his personal life to present a more powerful style of comedy than seen in his previous show.
The style Creasey has been perfecting over the years continues to be beneficial and shines through in his latest work when he tells what are more intimate tales of his life. Despite the nature of the topics Creasey effortlessly adds his cute charm to the show as his leads us through a break up and missing out on the lead role for the high school musical.
There are the usual characteristics of what is expected of a Joel Creasey show, such as the Meryl Streep references, alongside some newer features. One key extra is the one central, touching story that offers a chance for the audience to see a genuine side of Creasey.
As the title suggests there is a bit of drama and theatre to this show that is always topped off with strong comedic kicks. With the addition of sly wit and sneaky remarks they make Creasey’s show overall another one to keep going back to.
Joel Creasey is performing at the Rhino Room from February 20-23 and February 26- March 2. Tickets from FringeTix.