I once heard someone quote that “all comedy is just everyone vying for the best dick joke” but on Thursday night I watched a show focused on butts and now I have even more reason to believe fart jokes may actually be the road to world peace.
After sell-out seasons in 2015 & 2016, an all-new Baby Got Back has returned to Perth Fringe to reprise their theatrical and comedic tribute to all things ass and where butts were promised, butts were delivered. Through the inclusion of multimedia presentation, dance, dramatic performance and even MAGIC, this all female cast isn’t afraid to utilise all of their ass-ets to keep their audience in both awe and side-splitting laughter for a full 60 minutes.
With several cogent references to the current state of opinion in regards to respect for all women and their bodies – size, shape or colour – this show is both entertaining and poignant. While the most enjoyable parts might be the humour and wild talent on stage, this inherently accepting and feminist show is a subtle reminder that while women have the right to exhibit everything they have, it’s worth remembering that while everything they have is on display for you to enjoy, it is not yours to touch or take photos of for later.
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While ‘confronting’ is not often a category of shows I choose during Fringe, I’m glad I made this inspiring and adventurous deviation. The cast’s enthusiasm, pride, confidence and above all, talent left me feeling both entertained and empowered. The future is indeed female, and we as women can certainly stand to be a little nastier.
Unfortunately the Friday and Saturday shows are sold out for Baby Got Back, but there are still plenty of tickets for the Sunday and Monday events at The Lunar Big Top in the Pleasure Garden and tickets are available here.
Baby Got Back is my current favourite pick from Fringe 2017 so far, and I’d recommend it for anyone who wants to be entertained, enlightened, or even appropriately and encouragingly aroused.
The show is strictly 18+ however, so remember that when you’re looking for a companion – take your mum, not your kids.