Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Drooling cynicism, punchy jokes and shrewd sarcasm. I think I've found my new favourite comedian.

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Drooling cynicism, punchy jokes and shrewd sarcasm. I think I've found my new favourite comedian.

Joe Sutherland is a self-proclaimed millennial snowflake, he’s moved to London, he spends enough on brunch to make your eyes water and his Uber-rating is a 4.9. 

With a studied air and the arch of his brow, Joe delivers every sentence dripping with irony. He is the sort of friend that drops dry one-liners at all the stupid things you say.

In this hour of dazzling comedy Joe tackles the millennial conundrum. He speaks the millennial language comparing credit ratings against Uber ratings, he talks us through gender identity and also touches on some important points about toxic masculinity. 

Joe uses hilarious analogies to describe his millennial status: his mother is a real ‘salt of the earth’ kind of woman, Joe on the other hand is more of the pink Himalayan kind. A perfectly apt self-proclamation because he certainly is of the premium variety when it comes to comedians.

The set was well structured, moving through a conversation about gender identity and sexuality in an informative and yet richly comical way. Each point is accompanied with a personal anecdote that is told flawlessly as he builds up to the punchline; this is then delivered with seeming indifference and a casual flick of the wrist. 

Never failing to make us laugh Joe simultaneously conveys an important message about self-identity. 


Underbelly Bristo Square, Dexter @ 8:10

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Louise Maloney

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