We’ve all heard the clichés about the used car salesman, the swarthy looking guy who sits atop his empire of dodgy Mazda’s and could sell ice to Eskimos. Drew Collet, a professional used car salesman and mechanic runs over any preconceived notions with a treasure trove of stories of the characters you meet when trying to make a sale.
From females soliciting themselves to get a better price, to businessmen intent on purchasing an automobile with no idea of how to drive it, Collet takes the audience through a wondrous journey of the tricks of the trade.
Featuring songs from Billy Joel, Elton John and oh so many more, Collet’s strong tenor is a joy to listen to and his choice of music plays into the kitsch subject matter.
Not your ordinary used car salesman, Collet is more charming than dodgy, and you get the impression that he really cares about his customers, or is that just what he wants us to think…?
Whether you’re after a used Camry or a great night out at The Butterfly Club, Collet has the goods, joined by the lovely Sophie Weiss (Dirty Rotten Scoundrel’s, Cry Baby) on piano, Tales of a Used Car Salesman is an easily enjoyable show, filled with classic tunes and stories you’ll find hard to forget.
The Butterfly Club
Tales of a Used Car Salesman
Venue: The Butterfly Club | Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne
Dates: 19 – 24 Aug, 2014
Tickets: $28 – $25