For 2016's Comedy Fest, Tim Batt has decided to run for office.
At which desk does he want to sit? We're not quite sure. That's not quite the point of Tim's show. The point of Tim's show is to use comedy to underscore the ludicrousness of our modern political framework. Kind of like George Carlin. But Tim does it wearing sneakers, shorts, a blazer, tie and t-shirt combo.
He's got policy, alright. He's got a website. He's also done his research, and politicians, boy does he know your tricks.
With trademark left-leaning bleeding heart psychographic, Tim Batt's out here to grab the hearts and minds of those who enjoy a bit of the liberal arts (maybe the exact same people who are a little bit pissed off that all its public funding currently comes from declining Lottery ticket sales); the disaffected, those who acknowledge their privilege and those lacking it.
The bottom line is Tim's funny (see: not just a 'nice guy with good intentions'), and by my gauge, one of the brightest young comedians the Southern Hemisphere's seen in yonks. Using his show's platform to dabble in faux politics draws limelight to the dismal state of affairs in real politics, a self-aware stitch-up to possibly help achieve actual audience political realisation, or perhaps simply a break from apathy. But then again, maybe the guy's only here to make you laugh. I guess it's you, the voter, who gets to decide.
Neither is the show all monologues - his set is punctuated by hilarious moments of audience interaction, the kind that showcase Tim's quick wit, sharp tongue, and genius improvisation.
Laugh, cry, go see it.