Shenton introduces himself to the crowd as a man from Whanganui who’s Maori-ness comes out in weird ways. He walks us through his life from primary school where he had it rough alright. A serious warning here, calling people names and Lamingtons feature in this story. On to secondary school where he and every other teenager discover sex in its various forms, some things faster than others. Then he’s telling us about his girlfriend and their relationship and how selfish people can be.
Woven into the backdrop of Shenton’s narrative are his musings on life. These sidetracks are some of the best moments in the show; from a flatmate on drugs to pub quiz questions, they are energetically acted and incredibly entertaining. Shenton has a straightforward way of performing that has you feeling like he’s just chatting to the audience and sweeping you up into his world. This calm yet fun comedy style is a testament to how comfortable he is on stage.
I came away from this show having laughed some of my biggest laughs of the whole night and my cheeks were hurting from the fun of it. For late night entertainment I would recommend it. Get your friends along for a show of poking fun, props and even a sing-a-long. That’s Shentotainment.
Dan Shenton’s show That’s Shentotainment is on at Cavern Club from 03 May 2016 to 07 May 2016 at 10pm
Buy Tickets here: http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/find-a-show/dan-shenton/