There may be an abundance of stand-up comedy acts at the Adelaide Fringe this year, but we can assure you there’s none like this one!
Kosher Bacon, by ‘nice Jewish boy’, Michael Shafar, (hosted in the basement of the German Club, no less!) pokes fun at not only Jewish traditions and lifestyle but also includes comedy that ‘gentiles’ will understand (go see the show if you have no idea what we’re talking about!).
Writing jokes for Channel Ten’s The Project, representing Australia in the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition, and having performed all over Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK, we didn’t have a shadow of a doubt that Michael would know what he was doing. And he certainly didn’t disappoint!
With a mixture of amusing anecdotes and crude jokes, seamlessly transitioning between one another, it is clear Michael has been carefully curating his show for a while, after his sold-out debut show at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Jew-ish. Including jokes about his long-term girlfriend of nine years (hilariously coupled with his commitment issues), his hysterical parents, his university experience, and the cutest takeaway shop owner ever, Michael’s second show, Kosher Bacon, will surely have you in stitches by the end of the night.
Kosher Bacon is only at the Fringe this year for a limited one week run at Flinders Street’s German Club, finishing up with its last show on Sunday 4th March. Purchase your tickets online here.
Words by Geena Ho
WHERE: The German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide