The finale is an absolute sensory blast and one that will live long in the mind of this reviewer.
Truscott “got naked” in Asking for It and right at the top of this hour she creates the expectation that she’ll go starkers again. Truscott is a huge fan of comedian/wrestler/song-and-dance man, Andy Kaufman. Like Kaufman, she says, she does love a good gimmick. We quickly discover, however, that what she really wants to do is move on from life as a feminist performance artist and become a straight stand-up comedian. Should she keep her clothes on?
The themes of feminism, political correctness and irony are explored in a pleasingly original way. Truscott has a wonderful comic mind with a talent for delivering very funny visual gags. Terrific use of props and costume and a thumping soundtrack, interspersed with some great Kaufman clips keeps the show ticking along nicely.
In comparison to the rest of the set, her more conventional stand-up elements seem rather under-rehearsed. One yearns for her to produce more of what she says she actually wants to deliver. Of course the fact that she is struggling to transform her act is the point, but it does give the show an uneven feel.
One Hit Pony hits a lot more than it misses. The finale is an absolute sensory blast and one that will live long in the mind of this reviewer.