Move over Tom Ballard, there’s a new funnyman in town.
The critics are raving, and the tickets are selling fast, after local stand-up Mike Wazowski performed a brilliant set for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - from inside the bedroom of a young African-American boy!
In a show titled ‘We’ll Get More Power From Laughter Than Screams,’ the green, single-eyed comedian brought his sharp brand of comedy to topics as diverse as early education, and sports. Wazowski wasn’t afraid to criticize his own figure for a laugh - one of the highlights of the night was his suggestion that he was ‘...always the fastest person playing dodgeball. Of course, I was the ball!’
Revisiting the early years of his life, Wazowski revealed he was in kindergarten for three years. In the hands of a lesser comedian, this may be a sad revelation, but Wazowski spun it to have the whole room on their feet. Turning to physical comedy, the audience were stunned but delighted when he swallowed the microphone whole. It was truly a show that seized comedy by the scruff of the neck, and simply refused to let go!
The brilliant set has led to claims he is the ‘next Seinfeld,’ but ‘funnier and greener.’ Interest from Channel Ten and the ABC has some pundits claiming the next big thing on television will be a Mike Wazowski talk show. We can only dream!
In a brief chat with Wazowski, he revealed he used to work in another career, but '...got sick of making kids scream - I'd rather make them laugh.' When we pressed further about this incredibly creepy comment, he refused to answer. Regardless - funny guy!
‘Mike might be a one-eyed greenie, but he’s a hell of a lot better than Richard Di Natale!’ said one excited fan, who will come back tomorrow to hear Wazowski’s next set, ‘Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me.’
Exciting times for comedy fans!