The Genghis Khan Guide to Etiquette
By Rob Gee
Beth Marshall Presents
Orlando Shakespeare theatre, Orlando, Fl
Just about anything you say is funnier in a North English accent, even if no one can understand the words or the cultural references. That’s Rob Gee’s charm – self deprecating, vaguely scurrilous, and ruder than John Cooper Clark. You might know him from the Orlando Fringe or the random open mike night, or possibly form his extensive professional experience with the loony, the wacko, and the mentally deranged. He calls himself “A Slam Poet” and he’s funnier than a LOLcat and more highly regarded than a Street Mime. He opens with a trio of Atypical Love Poems; they are filled with disturbing imagery like “Your sex face looks like Popeye” and “Toy have the sex appeal of a broken catheter”. Always culturally aware, when he comes to a term Americans won’t get he slips gears to explain them at length without dropping the rhythm of the underlining poem. It’s like a foot note, but without having to flip pages. Tales of working in a metal institution tuck into his poems, he explains a “Baffle Lock”, points out that “double fisting” is a British drinking term, and tells about his paraliterary raids telling poetry in bank lobbies. Try that here, and you’ll be lucky to just do ten years. There’s a deep philosophy under the silly, he wraps up with “The Day The World Stopped Turning.” It might do that any day now, so catch this guy before he gets sent back to the grimy northlands.
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