MICF – Nick Robertson Leave To Enter

by | Apr 14, 2024

By Carissa Shale

Have you ever felt the dread and panic set in as you’re travelling internationally, venturing through airport security, customs and passport control? I know I don’t have anything nefarious in my bag… but what if by some series of unfortunate events… I do! Did I remember my passport? Did I get the right visa? Well, Nick Robertson’s Leave to Enter explores this exact feeling, and takes it one step further. Robertson shares his experience of every travellers worst nightmare, as he was detained in Edinburgh Airport for ten hours with an incorrect visa.

Being a relative newcomer to the comedy scene, Robertson’s ‘Leave to Enter’ is his debut solo tour of Australia and New Zealand. While it is clear throughout that Robertson’s nerves were at the surface, he composed himself in a professional manner. His natural charm is endearing, while his self-aware and down to earth style of storytelling invites the audience into his world, creating the impression you are listening to a friend regale you with their escapades.

Robertson clearly considered his stagecraft, aiming to strengthen his storytelling through the use of multimedia. With some further polishing to avoid technical difficulties and ensure seamless incorporation, his use of technology will be an excellent addition to the show.

Robertson is a proudly quirky, nerdy and unique comedian, who speaks to the soul of pale pasty red-heads, nerds, Candy Crush addicts and anyone who’s ever felt a little bit inadequate. His comedy is heartfelt and raw and shows the beginnings of a great comedian. With more confidence and finesse, I’m sure Nick Robertson will go far.

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