Last night Yelp’s Sydney Elites and their guests gathered at The
Roxbury Hotel in Glebe for a taste of what The Australian named “The best
improv comedy theatre in the country.” A live entertainment mecca, the Roxbury
hosts everything from trivia to poker tournaments and kicked us off with a bar tab that served as a great intro to
Full Body Contact No Love Tennis, the mad-hatted kings of alternative comedy in
Canadian MC Cale Bain eschewed the double denim of his native
tuxedo for a fetching tie-and-trainer combo before letting three teams of
seasoned players loose upon an audience that had little inkling of the hilarity
about to befall them. Fresh from his turn at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe
Festival, DJ Tom Loud provided a live soundtrack for the mayhem onstage.
From a single word given by the audience the teams – which
included Claire Hooper of Good News Week and Melbourne International Comedy
Festival fame – flew into improvised comedy stylings that resulted in such
hysterical characters as The Goonies’ Sloth as an unwitting porn star and a worryingly
pedophilic Batman. Yep.
With thanks to Sam Macdonald from Sam Macdonald
Photography for providing the happy snaps on the night. Until next time .
. . SYOY!
Yelp Community Manager