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Review by Kieran Eaton

Just by looking at the title you may think this show sounds odd and it is in a side clenching hilarious way! Performer and show creator, Josh Glanc is some special talent who just being looking at him know he is bit of a character.

99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One) is superb character comedy because it feels surreal and absurd!  Paradoxically, the characters he portrays gives intense realism it sometimes feels like the crowd is unsure how he is messing with our heads. Glanc switches between characters with so much ease it is insane. His consistency is truly professional, beyond his status currently as an entertainer. There is so much craziness you just accept as normal.

When you first see Glanc, he is pretending to vacuum around our chairs and some audience members look at amazement and cluelessness in wondering if this is part of the show. This character is a bit of a side character to the main entertainer. Weird words come out his mouth but they sense and elicit laughs due to his flawless delivery. Glanc uses an audience member for part of his show and gets maximum laughter from this hesitant assistant. The show ends with the cleaner character, making this absurdist journey end in a circular manner.

99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One) is one of those shows that don’t come often, in where the performers treads the fine line between reality and tripping with your head, perfectly.

 

When: 21st January – 5th February 2017 | 9:20pm

Where: Noodle Palace | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $26

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+

Link: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/99_schnitzels_veal_aint_one/d004caed-98fb-4145-9728-a909848c5615/