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ED2012 Comedy Review: An Indie Boy’s Guide To Sex And Girls (Marc Burrows / PBH’s Free Fringe)

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For a brief while I felt like I was watching that famous Ricky Gervais character thanks to Marc Burrows’ habit of smirking at his own jokes, a habit which is only bordering on the acceptable even if you’re not a comedian. Wandering through a manifesto on the link between sexual identity and musical taste, rarely does this show produce anything that wouldn’t be best described as crass, although it does contain the occasional unexpectedly chauvinist joke. Which is unfortunate. Throughout the show Marc goes to great lengths to inform the audience that he has an ideological approach to entertainment, so perhaps this show is designed solely for an audience attracted by the word indie, and I happened to miss the point.

Chiquito, 5-25 Aug, 3.40pm
tw rating 2/5 | [Nicholas Jones]

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