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Why The Bloody Hell Aren't Ya? review – Buzzcuts

Educational comedy, laughing and learning, can it get much better? Absolutely not, and Jason Chong’s ‘blood bath’ absolutely embraces this concept. Why The Bloody Hell Aren’t Ya? is a show all about blood donation, the good, the bad and the down right bloody. Chong opens the show with the brilliant tune The Power of Blood, a hilarious take off of The Power of Love, from which point the crowd is in a fit of laughs and it seems like there is no turning back.

Chong, with only a few short pauses and stutters, takes the audience through his own personal experiences with blood donation all the while highlighting how important blood donation is but causing uncontrollable giggles at the same time. As a long time blood donor I could see where Chong was coming from; giving blood is great! Non-donors will hopefully be converted, whilst gasping for air in-between the laughs.

Blood donation is an important part of society, with one in three people needing blood in their lives, while around only one in thirty donate. Chong is approaching an important and under publicised topic while also entertaining the crowd. One can learn many facts by attending Chong’s show; from how many different blood types a horse has, to the simple fact that “emos just need a hug”.

It shouldn’t be a hard decision whether or not to donate blood and whether or not to go to this show should be clear. Why The Bloody Hell Aren’t Ya? is possibly the most hilarious lecture I have ever been to… or is it the most informative show I have ever seen? Either way it’s bloody great!

– Alicia Norton, 9th March 2009

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