Adelaide comedian Mark Trenwith is Mr Snot bottom and Mr Snot bottom returns to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2019 with a brand new show (and is a possible winner of the longest show title) Mr Snot bottom’s Horrible Terrible Really Really Bad Bad Show. Starring in The Factory at The Garden of Unearthly Delights on Sunday 24 February Mr Snot bottom is joined by a nearly sold-out crowd consisting of enthusiastic parents and their even more enthusiastic children.
During the fifty minute show, Trenwith shares the stage with another Adelaide local, Kel Balnaves, who stars as the angry yet misunderstood Anthony the technician who harbours a really gross secret. But gross is what Mr Snot bottom is all about and his grossness and potty humour is why children love him. Because let’s face it farts, snot and poo jokes are funny.
Together Mr Snot bottom and Anthony the technician navigate their way through a rollercoaster journey in an attempt to simply start the show. They are egged on by the raucous audience through all the dad jokes, booger references, rather excellent singing and general tomfoolery. At times they are joined on stage by the shortest and youngest of audience members and at other times they are overshadowed by the performance of said short, young audience members…Nate, the tumbleweed, I’m talking about you, kid!
Mr Snot bottom’s Horrible Terrible Really Really Bad Bad Show definitely caters for young children and the ones in the audience were enchanted by what they saw. Their desire to participate in any way they could, to shriek “he’s behind you” and the like, to clap and cheer were plentiful. Their enthusiasm was warming and infectious. It was also highly warranted as Trenwith and Balnaves delivered a delightful performance and, in the end, an important message about jellybeans.
Mr Snot bottom’s Horrible Terrible Really Really Bad Bad Show is a charmingly light-hearted piece of entertainment. It is guaranteed to gross you out and leave you smiling from ear to ear.
Fringe Review By Anita Kertes
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