Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap on Zoom was perfectly tailored for an online performance, with each one of the performers bouncing out of the screen with high energy and hilarious observations.
The concept was very effective in its simplicity, with each audition member receiving a program with the name of each of the 15 plays and when the performer yells NEXT the audience yells out a number and that number is the next play to be performed.
The plays ranged from a Disney parody to a TikTok hand washing routine to a hilarious dig at Nevada’s exhaustingly slow vote count – nothing was off limits but delivered with endless joy and heart.
With a nail biting one minute to spare Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap on Zoom managed to pull off all 15 plays and the audience was all the better for it.
The sheer joy and laughter was the perfect way to start the day and though COVID-19 may have impacted this year’s Fringe, shifting content online meant that gems like this one found an adoring audience.
Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap on Zoom
Melbourne Fringe Digital Program
Performance: Saturday 28 November 2020 – 10.30am
Image: Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap on Zoom (supplied)
Review: Gavin Roach