2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival:
• Jason Chong—Stay Puft
Posted on 11 April 2014
Jason Chong should be making television. He’s just this side of being a household name and should be in the ABC’s Warehouse Comedy Festival sometime in the near future. He’s certainly on my dream team list should I ever get a crack at a tv show.
Chong has a winning personality and a goofy sense of humour that’s accessible to a broad audience. He gets away with fart jokes by flashing a conspiratorial grin. He engages the big kid in all of us. These should be more than enough to put him in the A-team of comedy.
His show Stay Puft is about his struggles with losing weight, something most people can relate to. His adventures are delightfully cringe-worthy. He attributes his difficulties to personality traits he shares with different characters in the movie Ghostbusters. His homemade Ghostbuster gear, such as the ghost trap made out of Lite n’ Easy containers, were a brilliant piece of visual humour.
The show is without a doubt a great night out with plenty of laughs. I would like to have had more Ghostbuster jokes, go ahead and play that nerd humour card for all it’s worth. I would like to have had the two story streams better integrated and would like to have seen more of the Stay Puft suit.
Go see Jason Chong, so you can say you were a fan before he became cool. Because honestly, he’s cool right now.
Peace and kindness,