Review: The AntiChris
Chris has been reading the Bible. And he thinks he might have a couple of problems with it.
First thing’s first; if you’re in any way religious, this is not the show for you. The amount of casual blasphemy means that if the Christians turn out to be right, everyone in the room is going to hell. But what a way to go! Over the course of an hour, Chris picks at some of the major problems of the Bible – “Yeah, it was Adam and Eve. But they had two sons…” – with a special focus on the Ten Commandments. Chris is an experienced performer and writer, bringing his slightly angry man comedy to venues all over the world. He’s relaxed and comfortable, enjoying a couple of beers while he rants.
The Antichris – he explains – is both a brilliant pun, and a commentary on his ultra-religious upbringing. He’s everything his parents raised him not to be. Even in his parenting style; he describes reading the bible to his son, because he loves the sound of laughter. He’s also prone to tangents, and confident enough in his delivery that he’s not afraid to try out new ideas in front of an audience, finding himself declaring that he’s run out of time towards the end of his performance.
So if you’re a bit fed up on that whole “Easter” thing, why not give The Antichris a shot this weekend (or any time during the festival).
The Anti Chris is on at the Downstairs Lounge at 10:15pm until the 17th of April. Tickets are available online and at the door.