Fringe Review: Justin Matson – Fatter Than You Think


Presented by Justin Matson
Reviewed 24 Feb 2018

This is American comedian Justin Matson’s first visit to Australia and the Adelaide Fringe – hopefully, it’s not the last.

Matson is a mild-mannered comic who can still deliver big laughs as well as any of the more gritty in-your-face comedians. But his is a nice, pleasant persona. As soon as he walks out, you know that this is a guy you are going to like – and he doesn’t disappoint. Think Ray Romano, but with a smile.

Subjects such as suicide, temping and being Gay are all covered, with a huge emphasis on being fat (although we Aussies would probably call him ‘cuddly’). But Matson has a beautiful self-deprecating sense of humour about it all that seems to make it all light, bright and very funny. Don’t worry, there is a happy ending.

This is a very funny and pleasant way to finish up a night of frantic Fringeing.

Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Twitter: @briangods

Rating out of 5: 4.5

Venue: Basem3nt Studio at Basem3nt

Season: Wed to Sat 28 Feb – 17 March

Duration: 50 min

Tickets: Full Price: $25.00 Concession: $22.00 BankSA Customer: $19.50 Group 6+: $20.00



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