Michael Shafar’s back again in Adelaide for the 2019 Fringe season with yet another comedy stand-up act following the success of Kosher Bacon last year. While Kosher Bacon poked fun at Michael’s everyday antics as ‘a nice Jewish boy’, this year’s 50/50 pokes fun at something more serious – his recent battle with testicular cancer.
From the get-go, Michael offers nonchalant delivery of the struggles of having cancer. Not fighting for his life or the chemo. But disappointing animal hallucinations and the difficulty he faced having to overcome his fear of hugging.
Instilling more than just a touch of humour to his battle with cancer, Michael’s 50/50 includes a mix of ironic anecdotes, honest reflections, and amusing observations. With an extremely real take on the topic, Michael is somehow able to ingrain a tongue-in-cheek commentary that had the audience in stitches.
It takes a special kind of person to be able to turn something as serious as late-stage cancer into such light-hearted and hilarious quips and we definitely can’t wait to see what Michael Shafar has up his sleeve for next year!
To catch Michael’s last couple of shows at The Piglet in Gluttony, get your tickets online here.
Words by Geena Ho
WHERE: Rymill Park, Corner of East Tce and Rundle Rd, Adelaide