David Witteveen (sharplittlteeth) wrote in comediansinoz,
David Witteveen

MICF: Geraldine Quinn - "Shut Up & Sing"

Saw my second Comedy Festival show last night - Geraldine Quinn's Shut Up & Sing.

It's about writing the perfect throw-away pop song. Which is really just an excuse for Quinn to wear sparkly costumes, dance like an idiot, and sing vicious little parodies of Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Beyoncé.

Quinn's voice is excellent, her parodies very catchy and her lyrics filthy. There were a lot of jokes about the female genitalia, and its role in popular music.

She explained at the end that her costumes were made by someone who dresses a lot of drag acts. And that seemed appropriate. Her show has that slightly trashy, drag-queen feel to it, eviscerating pop songs that you know she actually adores.

To be honest, I wasn't planning to see this show. I only went because I won some freebies.

But I laughed all the way through. Her rhymes are clever, her performance is strong, her songs catchy.

Should you go see it?

Yeah. It's not an "oh my god you MUST see this show" show, but it was a lot of fun.

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