Nath Valvo – Show Pony

Nath Volvo Show Pony Adelaide Fringe 2018Nath Valvo. Campanile, The Garden of Unearthly Delights. 20 Feb 2018


Nath Valvo is one show pony you don’t want to miss this Fringe season.


If you enjoy topical humour, delivered with bountiful sass, then do yourself a favour and see this show at Campanile in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. This year marks Valvo’s fifth appearance at the Fringe and it’s obvious why he keeps getting asked back. From start to finish, Valvo has us in stitches; no moment of the hour-long performance leaves the audience wanting.


Valvo’s interactions with the audience are brilliant. Asking one man what his hobbies were the answer, “cattle”, is played on for the remainder of the performance to hysterical results. Despite the audience being a tad on the smaller side, even though as Valvo notes it is “tight-arse Tuesday”, his quick-lipped comedy completely makes up for it.


Much of the humour centres on Valvo’s family, with hilariously relatable anecdotes. He has an uncanny ability to effortlessly slip random and fantastically funny one-liners into the middle of his equally funny stories. Not afraid to tackle political issues, Valvo makes multiple references to the recently passed same-sex marriage laws in Australia. Despite the positive result, Valvo has the audience in fits of laughter as he laments the pressure he now faces to marry.


Everything about Nath Valvo – Show Pony is brilliant.

If you haven’t seen this show, book your tickets now.


Alex Bond


5 stars

When: 20 Feb to 18 Mar

Where: Campanile, The Garden of Unearthly Delights


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