Kyle Kinane plays at The Victoria Hotel on Little Collins Street and his show is an utter delight. He is deeply warm and affable and has the side profile of Gerard Butler in “300” (note : no sprayed on abs). The thread line is that pre-midlife of 37 and how hitting the floor of the shower became a wake up call. He is in mid space life glitch, chucking money in bins, talking aloud for mind diagnostics and realises pet adoption is a more realistic aspiration than porn.
He transfixes with his smart, acute observations of going on the gun range in Texas spotting a metal head there with a silenced pistol and why those dressed in Abercrombie + Fitch will be shot in a not so random shooting. He tells us where he’s going and he goes where he’s tells us but then swerves into impending car crash territory threatening to impale himself on the audiences loathing but redeems himself oh so gracefully
Kyle is a legend in the making: smart, philosophical and downbeat joyous. His show runs at a hour but felt much longer in the best way possible. He evokes a panoply of different types of laughter from the obvious to the hard won and he likes to show the unlikeable in himself to redeem his own past.
Story by Connor O’Neil
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