Has it really been twenty years since Pam Ann started offending audiences around the world?
Well… yes, it is and to celebrate the big anniversary the Australian comedian is performing a three week run at the Leicester Square Theatre and I went along to see how many times she would drop in jokes about United Airlines (given its recent media attention).
If you’ve never worked as a member of airline cabin crew and you aren’t a gay man then you can be forgiven if you don’t know who Pam Ann is. She is a foul mouthed air stewardess who aims to offend… everyone. From jokes about muslims in the audience blowing themselves up to slutty Virgin Atlantic cabin crew, Pam Ann is hilariously offensive in the best way possible. She says everything people think but would never say aloud and is about as politically incorrect as it gets.
The show starts off with a homage to Pam Ann being in the business for twenty years with a montage video of Pam from over the years. This is followed by adopting four members of the audience to help recreate the Spice Girls classic song Spice Up Your Life. It felt a little out of place to start the show in this way and might have been nicer to have at the end after the crowd had settled in to the performance but none the less was a lot of fun to watch.
If you are easily offended then Pam Ann won’t be your cup of tea but if you aren’t afraid of the ‘C word’ and enjoy adult comedy then Pam Ann is a real gem worth discovering.
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Pam Ann plays at the Leicester Square Theatre until 27 May 2017