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REVIEW: Mitchell Coombs’ ‘Water off a Duck’s Cl*t’

Adelaide’s popular venue The Howling Owl played host to the encore performance of Mitchell Coombs’ latest show, ‘Water off a Duck’s Clit’. It’s a fun dive into laughter and wit. Held in the back space of the Premier Gin Den, this performance left no stone unturned and no funny bone untouched. As a lover of good comedy shows, I can 100% say that Coombs has crafted an act that is both uniquely hilarious and super duper relatable.

The Charisma

Mitchell Coombs’ stage presence is magnetic. From the moment he walked onto the stage (Throwing rubber ducks and clits), he had the audience in the palm of his hand. His natural charisma and infectious energy made it impossible not to be drawn in. Coombs’ ability to connect with the audience is one of his greatest strengths, making every joke land with perfect precision. His comfortability and confidence in the spot-light, coupled with his self-deprecating humour and cheeky pokes at the audience, instantly engages us with him.

The Humor

The comedy in ‘Water off a Duck’s Clit’ is a delightful mix of clever wordplay, sharp observations, and unexpected punchlines. Coombs doesn’t shy away from controversial topics or the ‘C’ word (He uses it frequently AND definitely not offensively), and he handles them with a deft touch that ensures the humour remains inclusive and not alienating. His jokes about everyday life, relationships, and societal quirks resonate, making you laugh while also nodding in agreement.

Personal Stories

One of the highlights of Coombs’ show is his knack for storytelling. He blends personal anecdotes into his routine, making the humour feel real and heartfelt. Whether he’s recounting the awkward pro-nouns, excercise, addressing mental health, burning-out, alcohol or his misadventures with modern technology, Coombs brings a sense of authenticity to his performance. It’s this relatability that makes his comedy appealing – you can’t help but see a bit of yourself in his stories.

Audience Interaction

A standout aspect of ‘Water off a Duck’s Clit’ is the way Coombs interacts with his audience. He effortlessly engages with the crowd, creating a dynamic and participatory atmosphere. He works with the crowd NOT at them, with regular banter back and forward. This not only keeps the energy high but also adds an element of unpredictability to the show. Coombs’ quick wit and ability to think on his feet make these interactions some of the funniest moments of the night.

A Memorable Performance

The boy from Bogan Gate, Mitchell Coombs’ ‘Water off a Duck’s Clit’ is a comedy show that leaves a lasting impression. It’s a rollercoaster of laughs, thought-provoking humour, and enjoyable personal stories. Coombs has a unique voice in the comedy world, and this show is a testament to his talent and creativity. Don’t miss him next tour – you’re guaranteed an evening of laughter and fun.

In the ever-evolving landscape of comedy and ‘cancelling’, Mitchell Coombs stands out as a comedian who knows how to connect with his audience. ‘Water off a Duck’s Clit’ is a brilliant showcase of his skills, offering a perfect blend of humor, relatability, and charm. Brilliant!


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