Forget the worries of the world and laugh at how weird it is instead when David Rose points out its absurdities in his new show ‘Getting Better’ at Sydney Comedy Festival.
“A lot of my comedy is just me processing the world around me and trying to make sense of it,” David says.
“I love picking up on idiosyncrasies, like the sign I saw in Redfern that said: ‘rooftop bar upstairs’ – where else would it be?
“There's no broader theme; just 50 minutes of me going: ‘hey, isn't this strange and funny?’ My show won't change your life, but you'll have a great time.”
The comedian is fresh out of lockdown and ready to make audiences laugh with his incisive commentary that cuts straight to the heart of modern life.
“I grew up in Melbourne, but a lot of my family are from Sydney, so I spent a fair chunk of my childhood here,” David says.
“I'm very excited to bring my material to my home-away-from-home and potentially embarrass huge sections of my family with my smutty observations.”
As he steels himself for the Sydney Comedy Festival audiences, and in light of the Oscars fiasco, David says he’s hoping to keep any physical crowd interaction to a minimum.
“It would be great if audiences would respond with fiscal and emotional enthusiasm,” he says. “No slapping me on stage, please.”
David made his debut as part of RAW Comedy in 2013 and has established himself as one of the best young comics in the country with his mix of social commentary, acerbic wit and hilarious storytelling.
‘Getting Better’ is David at his best and brightest so far, bigger and brasher than ever as he turns the world on its head. For David, stand-up comedy is all about embracing the chaos and uncertainty that each show and audience brings.
“It's dynamic. The show changes every night, and every audience is a new puzzle to unlock,” David says.
“Stand-up is a very free art form – it allows you to explore exciting and potentially dangerous new ideas without the fear of social exclusion. Most importantly, however, it has allowed me to stop working in offices.”
David Rose plays Factory Theatre (Sydney Comedy Festival) 22 May.