Asher Treleavan: Troubadour
Treleavan’s autobiographical tale with an original twist is a delightful surprise. The very tall comedian introduces us to Edward De Bono’s theory of the Six Thinking Hats, which splits the way our brains process information into different categories (information, emotion, critical thinking, optimism and creativity).
Using silly hats to represent each category – each one introduced by a sillier theme song – Treleavan shares life anecdotes associated with each theme. For creativity, he laughs about his years at circus school and shows off his skills with an especially hilarious display of Diablo, which Treleavan describes as a ’10-minute dick joke.’ For optimism, he shares a recent cancer scare when he discovered a lump on one of his testicles. And so on and so forth.
A gifted physical performer, Treleavan gets laughs from the cartoon-like way he comically stretches his ridiculously long legs on stage, trotting to and fro and embodying each joke. Verbose and clever, he’s also got a way with words that keeps you captivated and entertained from beginning to end. An intelligent and hilarious show that makes me look forward to what Treleavan comes up with next year.