REVIEW: Absolutely Themeless | Sounds Proper Comedy | Ft. Rachel Morton Young, Jaleelah Galbraith and Colin Etches

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Aug 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 | 9pm | Online Scheduled | Get Tickets


Looking for some weekend entertainment but don’t wanna leave the house? Look no further than Absolutely Themeless.

With the help of Sounds Proper Comedy, three comedians with absolutely nothing in common and who have never met in real life come together to provide you with a rip-roaring evening of hilarious entertainment.

It opens up with Rachel Morton Young (coming in live all the way from Holland) discussing all the problems and anecdotes we seem to share that have come about from corona. She does this in a manner that is relatable to everyone who has struggled through this pandemic, like how now one can fit in their jeans anymore.

Second, we see Jaleelah Galbraith who reminisces about the nineties. Particular highlights include Dream Phone, Encanta 95 and Living and Kicking. This is cleverly intertwined with some in your face feminism. Maybe slap bands are the reason millennials like BDSM? It’s weird, it’s wonderful, and it just works!

Wrapping up the evening we find Colin Etches who openly jokes about his neurodiversity but, in his own words, this is not a TED Talk. Listen as he bluntly queries conspiracy theories he heard down the pub on covid, politics and religion. After the mental year we’ve all had it suddenly seems feasible that the royal family are lizards.

Spend your evening laughing yourself silly with this diverse group of comics!


The Arts Business Top Tips:

  • Comedy can be a remarkably isolated industry to work in. Remember most time spent as a comedian is sitting in your house, often on your own, writing material which you hope is funny. Sounds Proper Comedy are helping comedians come together, learn from each other, and know they’re not alone. How can you reach out and create links with your clients and community?
  • Absolutely Themeless used green screen so comedians perform on the same stage graphic created out of the show’s branding. It is a great way both to unify the showcase and give the audience a real feeling that they’re on a night out. Widely accessible and easy to use technology can be used so effectively to amplify your show and brand.
  • It’s the first show I’ve attended on zoom which encourages audience members to keep their mics on. Hearing the crowds laughter definitely invigorated the comedians and encouraged the audience to laugh more (both at the jokes and other peoples hilarious laugh styles). If you’re a comic or your act encourages audience interaction don’t be afraid to give this a try.