Went to see Billy Crystal on Sunday – was absolutely awesome! 700 Sundays is direct from Broadway (they asked Crystal where he wanted to take the show – he could have gone anywhere – but he chose Australia because he loved his visit in 94′) and it deals with the death of his father when Crystal was 15. It’s title came from the amount of Sundays (the day his father had off to hang out with him and his older brothers) Crystal worked out he had with his father.
The first half is VERY funny with Crystal describing the attributes of his eccentric Jewish family. The second deals with how his father died, and the burden he had to carry around with him afterwards.
The thing that was so extrodinary was Crystal was up there by himself for 2hrs and 40 mins (with a 20mins intermissing between) with only the outside of a house as a backdrop (he showed pictures of his family on the houses windows) – and he made everyone tear up one minute, and pissing themselves laughing the next. AND I wasn’t bored or distracted once – and it takes a bit to hold my attention folks!
He plays at the State Theatre till the 4th of March. Go to http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/artist/702567?tm_link=tm_arts_f1 for details!