Michael Fabbri – Dumbing Up
Special School, hats on jam jars and sneezing during oral sex: Fabbri’s material is a lot of things, but it is not intelligent. This is one of the main ideas in a show exploring stupidity. Why is it, for example, someone saying they’ve travelled to an exotic place (preferably in the ‘East’ and with Buddhism as a state religion) makes them automatically more intelligent? ‘I feel climate change is one of the most important issues of the 21st century – I should know I’ve seen a puddle in Nepal.’
Michael Fabbri, as he highlights, is not intelligent. How, I wonder, can a grown man accidentally put Shreddies into a washing machine instead of washing powder? Is the situation in the Middle East so confused that all wars should be stopped – and then restarted – for simplicity? Is going to your granny’s party dressed as Harold Shipman really a good move?
Despite a life of moronic behaviour Fabbri’s material and delivery are both fairly sound. Although not a lot sets him apparent from many other 20/30 something T-shirt clad stand-ups, one does get the impression this is a comedian who could definitely hone his style and rise in popularity.