Before Jen-Hur begins, it is pleasantly apparent that Jenny Collier is unlike any other comedian. Entering Underbelly’s Clover venue, you’ll find Jenny already on stage hospitably welcoming her audience.
Instead of waiting behind curtain for show time, Jenny uses the time to ensure her audience’s comfort whilst cracking some observational wit. This effectively creates a genuine connection with her audience that she sustains throughout her show.
Unlike Jen-Hur’s film epic namesake, and some other stand-up routines, hyperbole isn’t relied upon for effect – the show follows Jenny as she relates her past and current experiences. With her charmingly self-deprecating manner and congenial engagement, she makes you feel like you’re reliving one of the most hilarious moments you’ve had with family and friends.
Jenny’s unique understated wit alongside her impeccable timing and delivery makes Jen-Hur an excellent comedic work. Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur is a must see that incites deep belly laughs and a great mood.
Words: Sara Vollen
Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur, Underbelly Med Quad, Aug 3 – 28, 5:30pm