He tried something different, taking advantage of something that ‘the comedy gods have just sent him’. It has potential but doesn’t quite pan out out in the end so he just brushes it off with a ‘well I won’t try that again’ and keeps going. He seems completely unphased by any mis-steps or interruptions. When the inevitable hecklers start up, he deals to them with ease, never missing a beat or letting it throw him.
His shows do require a little bit of audience interaction, not a lot, but you can tell that a more responsive crowd will get a better performance. So if you do decide to go along, sit at the front and get involved if called on - I promise it is all very harmless (if a little R rated). If that hasn’t convinced you, then go just to see his descriptions of sex and the ending of the show - these two bits alone are worth the ticket price.
If you are in Auckland get along to his show: running from 10 - 14 May at the Basement Theatre.
Tickets available here: http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/find-a-show/tom-furniss/