Press Quotes
  • 2015: Long Story Short
    NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY AT PERTH FRINGE - 16th Feb 2015 - 12th Feb 2015 - 13th Feb 2015

  • 2014-15: Your New Favourite Comedian
    EDINBURGH 2014: "Your New Favourite Comedian  is fast-paced, feel-good comedy at its best. Southern’s seasoned comedic chops coupled with his undeniable skill as an entertainer make for a solid hour of comedy that is wildly entertaining and endlessly funny. " ***** - BROADWAY BABY 7-8-14

    "Gordon is a clown without make up who works his audience with an expert example of how stand up should be delivered.  The creative hub of Australia love him, His audience loved him,You will love him too. This is the show to start the evening, a pre-dinner cocktail of mirth. " **** - THE MUMBLE 7-8-14


    "Comedy that hits you right between the eyes... It's no surprise he has accolades piling up like some comedy war hero. He's a great act." Dominion Post. NZ May 2014
    "Gordon Southern is honest, energetic, and a great storyteller.  And the title just might be true: he is awfully close to becoming my new favourite comedian." NZ Theatreview - 15th May 2014
    "Southern's festival show is called "your new favourite comedian" and on this effort it's no idle boast" **** Herald Sun, AUS March 2014
    The Music, Melbourne April 2014
    The Music, Sydney May 2014
    Keeping Up With NZ - 7th May 2014 **** REVIEW OF SHOW FROM AUCKLAND, MAY 2014
    WhimsicalBanana - 30th March 2014 ***** REVIEW OF SHOW FROM MELBOURNE APRIL 2014
    The West Australian - 6th February 2015 ****1/2 Star from February 2015 PERTH FRINGE

  • 2013: The Kerfuffle

    The Adelaide Advertiser - February 2013
    DB Magazine - March 2013
    Stuart Lund's Theatre Review - 2nd May 2013
    Jan Maree - 7th May 2013
    Whimsical Banana - 8th May 2013
    Broadway Baby - ?? August 2013
    Festival Journal - 5th August 2013
    One4Review - 12th August 2013
    Three Weeks - 21st August 2013

  • 2012: A Brief History Of History

    The Barefoot Review - February 2012
    The Punch - March 2012
    The Pun - April 2012
    Chortle - April 2012 - May 2012
    The Grid - May 2012.

  • 2011: Free Range

    "Great show"
    Rip It Up Magazine, March 2011 - Click for full review.

    Adelaide Advertiser - Click for full review.

    "As the title suggests, his stand-up act rambles loosely across subjects and his smooth, relaxed style is a joy. "
    The Herald Sun - Click for full review.

  • 2010: Borders

    "..a pleasure from start to finish.."
    Adelaide Theatre Guide, March 2010. Click for full review.

    "Gordon Southern delights with his new show ‘Borders’"
    Kryztoff Fringe Raw, March 2010. Click for full review.

    "This is the fourth Fringe show from the solid Gordon Southern I have seen and he never disappoints"
    Chortle, Edinburgh Fringe - August 2010. Click for full review.

  • 2009: The Unofficial Gordon Southern Annual

    Voted one of the top ten comedy shows to see at the fringe 2009 by The Independent, here's some press quotes for the Unofficial Annual:

    "one of the best in the business... A quick wit and onstage vibrancy... Be prepared for more than a few good laughs." DB magazine, Adelaide

    "So charming you want to take him home to mother immediately!" The Age, Melbourne

    "Clever, observant and high on the laughs." Beat Magazine, Melbourne

    "The material is sparklingly original- often breaking genre conventions for a splash in the shallows of literary criticism and poetic philosophy- well structured, energetically performed and peppered with lacerating little one liners and funny jingles." - 3Weeks - August 2009

    Full Review - DB Magazine, Australia - March 2009

    Full Review - Chortle, Edinburgh - August 2009

    Full Review - One4Review, Edinburgh - August 2009

  • 2007: Stamp! Stamp!

    A thoroughly enjoyable and easy going show” ***** Edfest Magazine

    A likeable act, good company and skilled at creating a cheery atmosphere, incorporating bizarre audience interjections without missing a beat.” Chortle

    Really good and funny... His show is over far too soon for all.” ***** One4Review

    The unscripted bits were brilliant... You cannot help but like his enthusiastic approach to stand up” Three Weeks

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  • 2006: The Solutions

    A hugely likeable performer… one of the funniest things I’ve seen so far this festival.” The Scotsman

    Simply a very strong stand-up set... His delivery is playful, upbeat and relentless. Southern might not be one of the bigger names at the festival, but he is one of the funniest.” ***** Chortle

    Infectious enthusiasm and energy.” ***** The List

    If you can make comedy from crosswords, then you’ve certainly got something. And whatever that thing may be, Gordon Southern has plenty of it.” The Herald

    Southern is an engaging comedian with a good line in material. His audience interaction is funny and non-threatening… an hour well spent.” ***** One 4 Review

    Magical imagination.” Three Weeks Daily.

    Endearingly cheeky.” Fest Buzz

    Hilarious.” Broadway Baby

  • Moon The Loon

    A good piece of writing, well performed.” The British Theatre Guide

    Strong performances from all three of the actors” 4.5 stars UK Theatre Network

  • Other Press

    Best Of The Fest - Australia - April 2009 - Beat Magazine

    Top class all round” The Sunday Times

    Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” Evening Standard

    Hugely talented… Very funny” Time Out

    Worth the admission price alone” City Life

    An energetic mirth making talent that would shame many comics with years more experience… A cracking night” The Scotsman

    Had the audience in stitches. He told damn fine stories… Personal experiences abounded through his routine and they introduced us to his absurd and sharp witted world. He clearly won many fans” Adelaide Fringe Magazine

    Top notch material…All quality stuff, making Southern well worth going out of your way to catch” Chortle