by Laura Ferguson
Roy is that playful and bumbling guy that you can’t help but smile along with, his lackadaisical style had the audience laughing and he continued to appease us with giveaways. He bounces and rolls along with his stories and the responses the audience gives him in a very appealing way. It was a great feature of the show that he, and Sokhom, too, really seemed to be enjoying themselves. It’s always nice to see a comic laughing along with the audience from a heckle or some other spontaneous thing that has happened. It shows us that we are all in this together, so let’s have a great time. And we did through his entire set.
Sokhom emanates this incredibly lovable quality that had the audience stuck to her words like gum on a moonboot. Sokhom is just so much fun to watch, she has a particular luminescent quality that bubbles out of her that you can’t help but be struck by. Her jokes had us all laughing heartily and she does a brilliant job of incorporating our reactions into her stand-up, making us feel even more engaged than we were. Her segues also lend a pleasing flow to her set that serve to highlight the callbacks and impromptu jokes she makes. There’s also a dash of karaoke and karaoke is awesome.
All in all, I had a great time at this show and the audience did as well. Roy and Sokhom did a great job of providing some light and fun entertainment. Go along to see them and you will be graced with a similarly enjoyable experience. And you might win a meat pack. That should be incentive enough as a Kiwi!
Molly Sokhom and Finn Roy’s show, Not Your Mum’s Tupperware Party, is on at 7pm at The Ivy Bar & Cabaret from the 10th – 14th May. For ticket details see: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/not-your-mums-tupperware-party/wellington