Comedian, writer & Filmmaker

Why The Bloody Hell Aren't Ya? review – dB Magazine

With a little help from Mssrs Lennon/McCartney and Huey Lewis, Jason Chong sets out to convince us, the general public, to sign up and donate blood by use of the power of laughter.

Not your average topic for comedy, and Chong ably manages to blend the serious with the not so serious side of his multi-media presentation into both an informative and humorous hour long show. Beginning with a cleverly revamped take of The Power Of Love, audiences are then taken through a brief, possibly slight bit fudged history of the Red Cross, both here in Australia and around the world.

Having Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie in the same room may not be a good idea, but nor is mixing blood types we are told. And while personalities may clash are we now able to read into our own traits by knowing what blood type we are, and can giving blood then lead to a cheaper night on the booze? Chong does the math, and being Asian the sums add up and we all get to chuckle at the fainting goats. These are just a few examples of the many seemingly irreverent angles Chong engages to convey his message, and backed up by his own personal motives for being a donor he’ll have you heading straight for your nearest phlebotomy centre where, other than just a short space of your time, all you need is blood, blood, blood…

– Steve Jones, 11th March 2009

Original article: http://dbmagazine.com.au/462/iv-fringe-WhyTheBloodyHellArentYa.shtml 


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