Andrew O’Neill - Winston Churchill was Jack the Ripper

  • 17 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

In the form of a lecture, Andrew O’Neill uses his late night show to argue that Jack the Ripper was, in fact, the 13-year-old Winston Churchill. Using crime scene photos, eyewitness reports and circumstantial evidence, the comic knits a clever and almost convincing case for his preposterous claim. O’Neill - a six foot, ponytailed metallist anarchist, has a lovely turn of phrase and some strong punch lines and running jokes. Overall this is a well-written, smartly performed and cleverly structured show.

Underbelly, until 27 Aug (not 14), 11.10pm

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