Nick Cody: Come Get Some! (4 stars)

This article is from 2016

Nick Cody: Come Get Some!

This talented blokey Aussie is becoming a Fringe must-see

Nick Cody welcomes his audience into the room with a selection of personally selected and uncensored rap songs. He loves rap, especially the rapper who barks in his songs, so Cody is going to use a short bark as an effective and amusing shorthand to demonstrate his satisfaction or approval throughout the show.

This Australian travels a lot, acknowledging he's at the hotel stage of his life. His relatable comedy covers extreme temperatures in Dubai, a drunken takeaway in New York, and an honest appraisal of the purpose of Airbnbs. Cody's globetrotting has led to a distaste for reviewing websites, and he delivers a brilliantly observed rant about the ridiculous posts on TripAdvisor that will have you thinking twice about using it.

One of the most affable comedians you'll see at the Fringe, Cody celebrates the simple joys of beer, sport and Subway sandwiches in a show that's cleverly structured to build to an emotional crescendo before the ultimate gag descends into applause. It's the type of comedy show where you leave with a positive outlook, a thirst for a beer, and the full intention of making Cody a regular must-see.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 28 Aug, 9.20pm, £10–£12.50 (£9–£11.50).

Nick Cody: Come Get Some

  • 4 stars

Gimmick-free comedy from the acclaimed Australian funny man.