If nothing else, Is that a Burrito in your Pocket or are You just Happy you have a Burrito deserves an award for its title, which has been known to produce snickers in even the most humour-averse Adelaideans.
And there are burritos involved in the show at various points, despite the great pains Melbourne comedian Lauren Bok went to assure us that the show was not in any way related to that delicious delicious Mexican tortilla-based food.
Burrito is an exploration of love and grief through comedy, replete with jokes about men who fart on orgasm. It is made up of comedic ingredients that are equal parts heart and crass; in a way, the show is tonally reminiscent of Judd Appatow’s films (the good ones).
Throughout the course of the show, Bok regales you with stories about her sexual exploits, her flatmate’s dog (who she imagines would have a voice like Fran Drescher if it could speak), gross celebrity crushes, and also the death of her father. She tells us all this both through traditional stand-up, as well as through a couple of wildly funny mime sequences.
Some audience members may find the serious talk about Bok’s father’s death quite upsetting, but the show ends on a lovely note.
Go and see Is that a Burrito in your Pocket or are You just Happy you have a Burrito if you like your comedy as fun and emotionally-fulfilling as a double rice fajita with a dollop of extra guac.
Is that a Burrito in your Pocket or are You just Happy you have a Burrito will be running until March 13.