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ED2012 Comedy Review: Cheap Laughs (Are Better Than No Laughs) (Eric Gudmunsen)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Homely Eric Gudmunsen has successfully created a truly funny low-brow comedy show: a night of potty humour and off-colour puns, paired with quirky songs and musings. Normally a street musician, he’s trying his hand at comedy, and his speciality is telling the kind of jokes your grandfather might produce around the family supper table. Gudmensen questions why people get married and why everyone is so concerned with being politically correct whilst flitting between cheesy puns and Bruce Springsteen covers, but ultimately, the show seemed to lack a solid theme. Clearly a great musician, Gudmensen should probably keep his serious songs for the streets in order to maintain the light humour of the show.

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, 3-26 Aug, 10:30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ellie Willis]

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