David Quirk: Neanderthal Brow
Show type: Melbourne 2010
David Quirk does a kind of comedy that has been described by the The Age as "blunt", "brazen" and "brilliant". His material travels between the profane and profound, often finding comedy in life's darkest moments, ultimately questioning what is appropriate to laugh at. The Age said it best when they described David's work as "bleeding edge comedy that questions the whole point of comedy itself".
In 2008, he was nominated for the Golden Gibbo Award for his show Kathleen Grace, and later that year he went to China, but that has nothing to do with this. David recently toured Europe and has been a fixture on the Comedy Festival Roadshow since 2008.
After not quite, but nearly winning some awards, David Quirk brings back his 2009 Melbourne Fringe show - Neanderthal Brow. The Age said he was like "a chainsaw with cheekbones", which certainly works best as a metaphor.