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"a skilled and inventive comedian"

Audrey review: A looming job interview inspires timeless physical comedy from US performer Tyler West.

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The Wait

Date: 11 Sep 2019

Devised and performed by Tyler West, The Wait is a restless comic exploration of one man’s state of mind in the minutes leading up to a job interview.

Is he anxious? You bet.

His palms sweat. His breath reeks. A trip to the bathroom turns into a terrifying encounter with one of his own farts. Grabbing a snack he becomes trapped in a vending machine, and at one point, he finds himself out on a skyscraper window ledge.

Even when Tyler does manage to settle, his mind wanders. He dreams of being a handsome knight-in-armour and rescuing a damsel in distress. His pirate treasure fantasies come to life (with the help of an audience member).

Shorter than the average guy, West is a skilled and inventive comedian and The Wait is an impressive showcase. Think Mr Bean meets Danny Kaye with close-miked vocal effects similar to (though less virtuosic than) the Umbilical Brothers.

You won’t find yourself up against the cutting edge of contemporary comic performance here but The Wait is appealingly timeless and West makes the 9.30pm slot at the Old 505 worth sticking around for.

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