Iconique spills the tea on recent technology trends, Instagram etiquette and millennial blues. Parker put it best when reminiscing on his time as a Wellington theatre student where he didn’t write essays but was the essay. He spins, leaps shimmies while delivering his icon thesis. He swiftly sashays from calling out problematic faves to mocking the exhausting “yas kween” screams of gay youth. Parker also roasts himself and shares hilarious family stories that perhaps should have stayed with the family.
The show is assisted by Alexa, the chic and cheeky Amazon Echo device who delivers the vibrant sound design. The smack-talking robot could have easily been a one-note gag but the show satisfyingly develops the character and brings the hilarity to new heights. There were a few technical mishaps on opening night but nothing that Parker’s enviable confidence couldn’t pull off.
Parker’s hilarious spectacle has been my favourite Comedy Festival show so far. I can’t wait to see what this multi-talented comedian brings next. Do book your tickets because Iconique is a must see show and there are only two nights left!