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Started by Small Man Big Horse, July 16, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
Quote from: edwardfog on July 02, 2022, 09:00:07 AMGreat stuff, don't really know any of these people so I'm appreciating the intel. There are so many comedians in this country
Quote from: Pink Gregory on July 02, 2022, 10:45:17 AMMore to come tomorrow and sunday! Can't hope to match SMBH because I'm not a good writer but it's so unusual to see this kind of standup outside the Fringe/clubs in the cities that it's less likely to be remarked on.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on July 02, 2022, 11:10:43 AMI'd disagree with that, I've really enjoyed your reviews and think they're really well written. I'm glad to see I was wrong about Juliet Meyers too, I'd judged her on short sets at mixed bills but I'm pleased to hear that her full length show showed a lot of promise.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on July 02, 2022, 11:16:04 AMit'll all be in the putting it together I think. There's clearly a through line but it's going to take a bit of working out to make it all hang together.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on July 03, 2022, 09:55:12 PMJoe Wells - I Am AutisticThought provoking and not lacking in big laughs, it's mostly about a clip of his standup going viral and having to deal with being an unelected spokesman for people with autism. This probably landed a bit differently as an spectrumite myself because there are certain concepts that wouldn't seem too different to my norm? I would encourage everyone to go and see it if they can. I, P.G. endorse this endorsement. Sorry I'm tired.I feel like his material was quite unique, like you wouldn't hear it from anyone else, it's a real shame that not many people seem to be out on a sunday for the last day of the festival, because he didn't have a lot of crowd energy to work with, and I feel like it would have helped? No faint praise on his work though.
Quote from: edwardfog on July 13, 2022, 12:07:56 PMAm I the only one who hears "that's the stupidest joke in the show but it's my favourite so it's staying in!" at every single show?
Quote from: edwardfog on July 13, 2022, 12:31:06 PMKate Berlant - Like You've Never Seen HerAn American alt-darling returning to the Soho Theatre for a quick run of a new show. Because she annoyingly doesn't title her shows (at least not when she's in Soho) I was expecting something similar to her last one, which was a masterful, apparently fully-improvised hour in which she responded hilariously to minute cues given off by the audience. This show is very different, scripted to the hilt and filled with lighting and sound cues and other theatrical tics. Berlant's character delivers a supremely self-absorbed one-woman show about being born a star, moving to the big city and overcoming her gift for theatre to take her rightful place in front of the camera. It's performed with extreme confidence and glamour and is often very funny although it has only a couple of actual jokes and relies exclusively on a deep well of archness that becomes a little deadening after a while. If you saw any of this material written down, you'd assume you were listening to a narcissistic actress - it's only the delivery that makes it funny. But if you're responsive to that tone, you'll enjoy it a lot, and the final stunt is a major coup of irony.
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