Positioned under starkish light at the end of a room where one-too-many things have been painted white, windows blacked out in an earnest being held for random-esque way, Jacqueline Mifsud performed her stand-up routine, Sink Full of Forks.
Over an entertaining near-hour, Jacqueline took herself gently apart for a hilarious bout of self-examination – including four years spent living in Paris, the recent return to Australia, or investigating/interrogating her lovelife. The content was great, with Jacqueline demonstrating an amazing ability to pivot mid-sentence without letting the energy drop or even pause.
Whether an accidental prompt from the audience in the middle of a story, or just garbling the occasional word herself, it would all get folded into the mix. There was a real sense of a coherent story being told, meaning the audience were engaged as well as letting out a chortle or two. Sink Full of Forks is a petite work that deserves an audience.
Sink Full of Forks
Tasma Terrace, 6 Parliament Place, Melbourne
Performance: Tuesday 28 March 2017 – 6.15pm (preview)
Season continues to 8 April 2017
Information and Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au
Image: Jacqueline Mifsud – photo by Adam Horne / Tess French
Review: David Collins