Austerity Pleasures (Alex Chapman, Ben Morgan)
By Miranda Cannibal | Published on Thursday 23 August 2012
This 50 minute set was divided evenly between relative Fringe veteran Ben Morgan and newcomer Alex Chapman, although such experience would be indistinguishable on set. The show is entertaining, although the jokes sometimes become laboured and can lose the interest of the audience, while the use of multimedia sadly detracts from the impact of this political stand-up and Chapman does better when he leaves it be. While this may not have you roaring with laughter, it is undoubtedly enjoyable; the two different comedians sit well together, Morgan dealing in more light-hearted comedy, which is a nice contrast to Chapman’s more satirical set. This was their first performance so I can imagine a lot of the kinks will be ironed out as the show progresses.
Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake, Aug 13-25 (not 19), 12.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Miranda Cannibal]