Fringe Review: How to Become Travis Cook


travisPresented by Travis Cook
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Do you know who Travis Cook is?

What am I saying? Of course you do!

Travis Cook is only the single most important person of our generation. Cook is a musician (his band, Collarbones, has just released a fabulous new album), writer, media sensation, internet personality, social media guru and fashion icon. He’s a lot of things and, with his latest show, How to Become Travis Cook, he adds philanthropist and motivational speaker to the list as he takes the audience through the various ways in which they can become the best version of themselves.

Coincidentally, the audiences ‘unique best self’ is exactly like Travis Cook. If you didn’t realise, he’s kind of a big deal (he’s a Virgin Gold Class member, after all).

The show is quite literally a lecture where Travis himself takes you through the various ways you can change your life so that you can release your inner Travis Cook. Complete with possibly the funniest PowerPoint presentation ever created and an ego that barely fits into the intimate Ancient World performance space, the show works as a scathing satire of the various forms of fame enjoyed by the social media generation from a person that seems to simultaneously disdain and shamelessly exploit them.

One thing that you can be certain of, is that Travis is better than you and that this show, despite some of its initial messiness, is a lot of fun. But also, that he’s willing to help you be better.

How to Become Travis Cook is, however, slightly limited in its scope and is best suited to audiences 25 and under and you really need to have a pretty good working knowledge of the internet (or Travis Cook himself, which probably broadens the scope considerably considering his status as a ‘big fish in Adelaide’s small pond’).

With a very limited run of three shows, How to Become Travis Cook is definitely worth checking out. It’s not often that you get to be in such close proximity to a living legend. This is your chance to become a star! You’d be crazy to miss it!

Reviewed by Anthony Nocera
Twitter: @regrettingthis1

Venue: Ancient World, 116 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Season: 18-20 February 2015
Duration: 50 Minutes
Tickets: All Tickets- $13
Bookings: Book through FringeTix online or at a FringeTix box office (booking fees apply)



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