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Adele proves herself the Queen of strong banter after concert power outage

Adele can hold her own, even when the power’s out.

Last night, Adele performed in a city which has had well-publicised energy supply problems of late. Lo and behold, the power cut out.

It happened midway through the singer’s set in Adelaide, Australia. But being a professional ranter, Queen Adele kept the crowd entertained with an impromptu comedy routine. A very, very rude one.

"Shall I tell you my filthy joke despite all the children here? I need more applause than that because I might offend someone," Adele told the crowd, according to

"What do you call a blonde standing on her head?" she asked. *Drum roll* "A brunette with bad breath."

Hmmm so @Adele says power has gone out under stage at Adelaide Oval. Now telling jokes while it’s fixed. How apt…

— Michael Owen (@mjowen) March 13, 2017

Adele then passed the microphone to a fan named Grant who had his own terrible joke, as per The Sun.

"Have you heard about the new restaurant on the moon? Apparently the food’s great, but there’s no atmosphere." Oh boy.

After around five minutes, Adele apologised for the then-fixed power outage, explaining the blackout was due to her revolving stage pulling out the power cord for the instruments, and not those pesky power issues which have plagued the state of South Australia.

"I won’t be revolving that stage again, will I? Thank you for your patience with my absolutely useless banter and thank you for putting up with some terrible jokes," she said.

Aside from awful jokes, Adele also confirmed she does indeed sit in a box in order to travel through the crow from backstage.

"Thank god the Australian press have outed me, because I’m not getting in that f*cking box again," she told the crowd.

Dear Adele, we been knew you’re in a box for over 100 shows already ?

— hanny πŸ™‚ (@adelesoup) March 13, 2017

"I’ve done 112 shows in that box, and it has been a nightmare. This time when I came out you all knew I was in it, I was scared … I was frightened. So now, I’ll just walk out of my room surprised going ‘oh hello, hello!’"

Many’a fan would pay top dollar to hear some similarly strong Adele banter.