October 14, 2013

Rob Schneider

I felt some trepidation prior to the show as Rob's acting, or at least the characters he portrays tend to irritate rather than amuse (with the exception of The Hot Chick which for some reason I find endearing) - I decided that he would either be awful or terribly funny. In the end he wasn't either. He did get laughs, he was funny but he wasn't hilarious.

For the price of the ticket ($70) I would have expected more. There was no warm up act and Rob himself was disappointing. He joked about the normal topics comedians use; age, the difference between the sexes etc. There were brief tries at trying to relate the material to the audience but no real local adaptations or friendly repartee. Frankly if we didn't have American television here most of his humour may have been lost. The show was over in an hour.

There wasn't any unique material or anything that lingered after the laugh was had. Sometimes the big name doesn't live up to the hype.

Rob Schneider was only in New Zealand for two shows; Wellington and Auckland. His tour continued on to Australia.

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