Some people have a natural gift of the gab and just know how to tell a good story and Dan Nightingale certainly is one of them. His storytelling style is casual and conversational and his set feels more like you’re out at a bar having drinks with a good friend.
On Love, On Life and on the North Island is a collection of hilarious anecdotes and random musings from Dan’s life. He covers a range of topics from sharing about his Saturday mornings with Nigella to ranting about his maddening flatmate who has the nerve to eat the “bread defender” (the crust) to an amusing story involving his nephew’s unwavering commitment to singing carols.
It takes great skill to be able to deliver a string of ramblings in a way that it doesn’t appear too prepared but still forms a cohesive and compelling hour of stand up. Dan nails this perfectly; his material is well structured and cleverly written with some genius one liners, some of which are easily missed as they come up as mere fleeting remarks.
The thing I particularly enjoyed about this show was Dan’s boundless energy and jovial nature which I found to be extremely captivating. He comes across as genuinely personable which made the Vault at Q the ideal venue as it helped him to easily engage and form a great rapport with the audience.
Dan Nightingale’s observational humor is incredibly fast paced, deliciously self-deprecating and highly entertaining. On Love, On Life and on the North Island gives you plenty to laugh about and is the perfect mid-week comedy fix.
The Whimsical Banana rates On Love, On Life & on the North Island: 5/5 bananas!
Dan Nightingale has 2 more shows at 8:45pm tonight and tomorrow night at the Vault at Q plus one extra earlier show at 5:30pm tomorrow. Click here for tickets.