Thursday, May 15, 2014
Lawrence Leung has been an up and coming Australian artist for some time now, slowly making a name for himself amongst the incumbent heavyweights of the Australian comedy scene. With multiple best of show awards and several successful series on the ABC under his belt, he’s returned to the coalface of comedy and the stand up circuit once more with his latest offering.
Part-Time Detective played to a disappointingly half-empty room at the Mt Lawley Bowling Club, and takes the audience on a hilarious detective themed story that reminded us of what it was like to be in our younger, awkward years. With a nail-biting set up and unusual props, the journey into his past is a refreshingly honest and brutally funny look back on his younger self with all of his usual geeky and awkward sensibilities that so endear him to the crowds.
It was a little disappointing to see the real meat of the show over so quickly after so much preamble, and I’d have been more impressed with a more cohesive presentation. That said, he certainly left me wanting more, and I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for him in future – what more could he ask?