ComedySportz Arena: 721 Mass Ave. Webb, a
confident, likably gruff, very funny stand-up hailing from Australia, brings to
the Fringe a 40-minute hodgepodge of material ostensibly concerning religion.
Webb's skills lay more on the performing than writing side: If the show is a
little short on substantial, original observations about Christianity, he makes
up for it by working the crowd so effectively, always ready with a quip. And
it's charming to watch him negotiate linguistic differences between Americans
and Australians. During his first performance, he misguidedly explained what a
farm is ("it's what you call a ranch"), but his reminder that
"rooting" equals "making love" was entirely necessary,
especially for some later "root"-based wordplay.
Aug. 27, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.
For more, see indyfringe.org.