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Fat Sex! - Steve Larkin's body… of poems and songs

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If you experience a twinge of déjà vu while watching Brit performance poet Steve Larkin’s act, don’t worry, you’re not going bonkers.

Fat Sex, a commentary on women’s obsession with body image and sex, was one of the routines he performed here at the 2006 fringe (remember the Winnipeg Press Club venue?) as part of The Bold and Spiky Poetry Show. Some comedy subjects just don’t go out of style.

The title routine has been lengthened and is (needlessly) more frantic now, but Steve has added other touches: A musical element courtesy of a mandolin (and he can really play) and songs and poems on everything from drinking (“Drink because it’s Christmas... New Year’s... Saturday...”) to smelly people (“Wash more”) to physical fitness (“Be a coffin dodger”).

The material and delivery are uneven, but the guy’s such a likeable bloke he connects to the audience quickly, and had everyone singing — and some even dancing — along. Good fun.

— Janice Sawka

 

From the Fringe program:

Exposing everything... from women's magazines to poetic forms "spoken word guru" (CBC) and "Johnny Cash of poetry" (N.O.N.C.E. 2011) Larkin serves up a riotous mix of poems and songs.

Director: Steve Larkin

Cast: Steve Larkin

4 1/2 Stars "funny and biting" - Edmonton Journal

5 Stars "like Russell Brand, biting wit served with a soothing accent" - Oxford Theatre Review

5 Stars "theatre that will speak equally to those who find their poetry from classic literary forms or subversive musicians." - Uptown

5 Stars "dangerously cool!" - SEE Magazine

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Under 14 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity

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