Sam See: And I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore {Melbourne International Comedy Festival} – Comedy Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Have you ever felt that you don’t belong where you live now? That your country, where you have lived all your life, is so familiar to you and yet you still don’t fit in? Have you ever thought maybe you’d be happier and prosperous elsewhere? This is how Sam See feels.

In his new show – And I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Sam shares about his birth home, his home to be, and his aspirations.

Taking to the Jade Room, Chinese Museum stage in Melbourne, neatly dressed in a snazzy coat, collared shirt and his signature bowtie, Sam See beamed at his intimate and attentive audience, ready to wear his heart on his sleeve and showcase his most raw and honest show yet.

And I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore is worlds apart in comparison to Sam See’s show predecessor Government Approved Sex. This new show has no hilarious power point presentation, scientific facts, or eyebrow raising instructions. Instead, the show is just him with a microphone stand that doubled as a coat rack. With a microphone in hand, Sam See is left with nowhere to hide.

Taking us on a journey, we follow Sam through his life in Singapore, his frustrations about an Asian propaganda movie he can’t stand, the process of applying for a special visa, an interesting night out at a New Year’s Eve party, a dodgy pub in the United Kingdom, and his desire to relocate his presence, his craft and his dreams to London. His descriptions are so detailed, sometimes you can even picture these scenes happening in your mind as Sam is telling them to you.

Sam See is the best storyteller when he’s at his most vulnerable. Listening to Sam in an intimate room felt like being reacquainted with that familiar friend you had every intention on catching up with for coffee but the plans never eventuated. Everyone has different layers that they hide behind but Sam is fearless, unfiltered, and he peels these layers all back so that you can see and understand who he is, not only as a determined artist but as a person.

There’s just something special about Sam See’s shows that always makes me want to know more. With And I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, we’re only at the beginning of Sam’s journey with the story constantly evolving. This is not to say that the show feels incomplete. Instead, And I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore seems more like the first few volumes of an exciting saga.

Sam See is a rare comedian that glows with style and sincerity. His content is super relatable but is especially significant for anyone who has ever felt lonely in a crowded room. We’re very lucky to have this well-spoken talented comedian and his heartfelt new show come to our shores, and I genuinely look forward to the next chapter of his self-inflicted solo adventure.

Sam See’s And I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore played at the Chinese Museum – Jade Room from the 28th of March to the 7th of April as part of the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Unfortunately, his 2024 Melbourne season is over but Sam See has promised that he will return next year, hopefully with more of this show.
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