"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
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2014:
"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
"..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.
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
“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
20 Questions with Chortle.co.uk
“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
“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
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