Danielle Walker proves a talented comedian in her new show ‘Myths And Legends’ with personality to burn.
As a new show, the first half seems stronger than the second but Danielle remains upbeat and determined throughout. She proves she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of stand-up.
A country girl now based out of Melbourne, she gets a lot of laughs out of the difference between the bush and city folk, her family, herself and, yes, mythical creatures like the singer Tom Jones.
When her own jokes amuse her, she ends with a quick upbeat giggle that is infectious. By her admission the show is new and a work in progress, and it seems that the energy and laughs come down a little in the second half of her 45 minute set. That is not to say there aren’t plenty of laughs in the later bits, there are, and big ones.
Another consideration is that the material becomes more risqué as well and that may cause different reactions with different audiences.
Danielle herself, like any gifted comedian, picks up on the vibe in the room and spins comedy gold out of it, always remaining authentic with herself and what is happening in the room. The giggle returns in these moments too and is effective at keeping everything working. Her positive, likeable and self-deprecating personality never falters throughout, even when the big laughs become more spaced out, the show pleasantly moves along, unhurried and totally comfortable.
‘Myths And Legends’ may be a work in progress but Danielle Walker is a fully-formed and hilarious comedian that you should definitely check out.