Fresh on the heels of placing as a finalist in the 2014 national Raw Comedy competition and featuring in the ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative, Cyrus Bezyan has been a busy man. He brings his unique brand of imaginative and observational comedy to an endearing show for the 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival.
Reluctant Confidence Man is a quaint story hour delivering intelligent humour without being too nerdy, insider observations about race and multiculturalism without being too confronting, and random tid-bits of fact without being too obscure.
His background in studying film and screenwriting is evident in brief moments of role-playing where he embodies characters, such as an interpretation of Vladimir Putin with a desire to start a knitting group.
Upon leaving his show you’ll be questioning whether sharks are militant feminists, how desperately you’d scoff down a punnet of blueberries if it were about to be confiscated by customs, and whether terrible fusion restaurants are the end point of multiculturalism.
I urge you to go see this man live before his reluctance towards confidence completely dissolves and the ticket prices escalate.
Cyrus Bezyan: Reluctant Confidence Man. May 23. The Wild Oats Wine Bar @ Enmore Theatre. 7pm. $10-$15. Bookings: www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au