REVIEW: Ashton Brown: Dying to Meet You (NZ International Comedy Festival)

April 29, 2018
[Death Becomes Him] Growth. That was my impression of Ashton Brown’s last show, Anxious To Meet You. In that show, Brown exposed himself in a highly autobiographical (and occasionally uncomfortable) meditation on mental illness and the importance of self-love. Well that, and stories about explosive diarrhoea, naked karaoke and irrefutable proof that powerpoint presentations are the embodiment of evil. Dying […]

REVIEW: Ashton Brown: Anxious to Meet You (NZ International Comedy Festival)

May 22, 2017
[Cracking Up] Over the last couple of years, I have seen Ashton Brown perform twice as part of double bills. I can safely say that this is the best I’ve ever seen him. A combination of self-flaggelating autobiography and stand up, Anxious to meet you sees Brown tackle his biggest, most complex subject: himself. Over the course of an hour he […]

REVIEW: Dark Side of the Afternoon (Ashton Brown and Louise Beuvink) (NZ International Comedy Festival 2015)

May 13, 2015
Good Schadenfreude to You [by Tim George] Ashton Brown and Louise Beuvink clearly know what they are doing. Each comic has  around 30 minutes for their set, and they both rise to the challenge in completely different, yet complimentary, ways. The show really should have been called ‘Schadenfreude – the Musical’, based on the subject matter and Ashton Brown’s gloriously half-assed […]