On Thursday night, I went out with a friend to see Alan Davies’s show, “Little Victories”, live at the State Theatre. My friend found out he was touring Australia late last year and asked if I wanted to go. Of course I did! I’ll be honest, I’m not familiar with his stand-up from before, nor have I watched ‘Jonathan Creek’. But I love Alan Davies on QI. So my friend and I bundled ourselves into a car and made our way to see him.
The State Theatre is a beautiful building. I’ve never been before, and I immediately fell in love with it. Sydney needs more buildings like this. And I need to get myself to the State Theatre more often.
Anyway, we took our seats, the lights went out, and Alan Davies stepped onto the stage. No pictures were to be taken, but Alan knew some people weren’t going to pay attention to that. He said he’d rather get it out of the way to begin with, and started posing for photos by flipping the bird in all sorts of directions. So funny. I didn’t bother trying to take a photo of him (although it would have been nice).
Since I haven’t seen his previous stand-up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. His first act seemed like a very relaxed affair. It was funny, but it felt like his second act picked up the pace a lot more. It was non-stop laugh-out-loud funny in the second act. My friend and I were offered to swap seats with a couple who were sitting closer during the intermission, so I wonder if sitting closer makes a difference?
It was a great night of laughs. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to see Alan Davies live. His last show in Sydney is tonight (and most likely booked out). Lucky you if you’re going! I highly recommend seeing him live if you get the opportunity.