After a hard fall on tour, a ungrateful assignment for Dora Thorhallsdottir at Chat Noir tonight: 50 spectators and stopping at a bar would hardly be any performer’s dream scenario.
Dora Thorhallsdottir is a very experienced comedian and lecturer, and I personally remember her best from my youth – As a promising comedian and stand-up actor in the early 2000s.
At the time it was one of my favourites, along with legends like Pernel Sorensen, Slick Engmark, Thomas Gerrtsen and Anne Kat. Herland.
A mixture of lectures and standing
In the past, she was quite quiet from the standing Dora for a long time, and stood out more as a speaker. Exactly that experience is evident in her new solo performance “Transitions” Also, like Must It was played at Chat Noir until January 22 before the tour continued.
This performance is a mixture of backup and motivational lectures – A comical but true tribute to the elderly woman. It should be mentioned immediately Man (34) Here we’ll try to mention a comedy show that never hides that it’s almost exclusively aimed at him female (55).
the address “Transitions” He plays on the inherent sadness of the word transition – It’s rarely exhilarating to be in transition. This also applies to menopause, which is the leitmotif of the show.
Here we get a systematic list and subsequent breakdown of one of the most unusual inventions in biology, the progressive decomposition of the human body. – Very fast.
You have jokes that hit
The formula is simple: we are shown the symptoms and diseases associated with aging in women, and then we get a few more or less updated notes about each individual symptom. There is enough of this «Drcreak in my knee» And «I have to wear reading glasses»interspersed a little «Men love barbecue» and the like.
The problem is that this kind of observation has been a mainstay of humor for what must have been more than 5,000 years.
However, some of the jokes were good. For example, the martyrs promised 72 virgins in the kingdom of heaven, a promise guaranteed to appeal only to male martyrs. Or the concept of living in Drammen for no reason. Here you will find some new and good material, but other than that there will be a lot «Trump has a dead cat on his head»jokes to me.
Can embrace more widely
The show’s motivation is still noble enough: There’s nothing wrong with getting old.
It’s hard to disagree with that, but people still constantly try to unfairly discredit the elderly in every possible way. A little like I do now – I know very well that this show was made by, for and with people in their fifties.
The other 49 audience members of the corona-regulated Chat Noir are enjoying themselves to the fullest, and I’m probably the only one who goes home exhausted.
I do it because “Transitions” It was exactly what I expected from a show about menopause. I think it’s possible to embrace it wider and fresher, and more daring.
I’m convinced Dora Thorhallsdottir could have invited a much larger herd to the fan base if there was an open door here.
performance like “Transitions” It is precisely a golden opportunity to do the uncommunicated evil, which after all is for many of us menopause, and far more accessible than those who already know the most about it. Give us something unexpected, give us something new
can make it happen
It should also be noted that Dora is a communicator with very good control over text and delivery, but some stand-up techniques seem to have worn off after many years as Dora’s lecture. Therefore, it is more correct to call this motivational comedy lecture for elderly women, where the experience helps to go through menopause, or its reflection on the role of the mother, or to have an inactive husband.
An established, well-known target group still deserves some new motivation, And if you want to look further, there is more than enough talent in Dora Thorhallsdottir to attract even more potential fans.
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