Joel Creasey is hell bent on being famous – this is the over-arching theme of The Crown Prince. A video montage at the top of the show which featured his many TV appearances in Australia and beyond indicate that he is well on his way to achieving that goal.
This is Creasey’s New Zealand debut and though the evening’s crowd is relatively small, this doesn’t dampen his spirits in the slightest. He instantly warms to the audience with his quick wit and humorous candor; you could just tell at that point that you were in for a good time.
The show is essentially an unashamed bitching session in which he shares and moans about his recent experiences. Many anecdotes centered around his funny and sometimes outrageous celebrity encounters like being besties with Playboy bunny Kendra, feuding with Russell Crowe on Twitter and obsessing over former Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters in his teenage years.
From amusing recollections of his time on Australia’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! to a horrifying-yet-still-hilarious breakdown and one night stand following a breakup, there are plenty of comedic gems to be found in his routine. He delivers all these effortlessly in rapid succession and with a sass and self-deprecation that is irresistibly entertaining.
The Crown Prince is a fast-paced, deliciously irreverent hour of anecdotal comedy that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Creasey’s acerbic brand of humor along with his animated, conversational storytelling style and personable disposition make for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The Crown Prince is on for two more nights (until May 7th) at 8:30pm at the Herald Theatre. For more details and to book tickets, click here.