Tuesday 14 August 2012 | By Charlotte Ryan
ED2012 Comedy Review: Fragments Of Monotony/An Audience With Sir Dickie Benson (The Brethren of Levity/PBH’s Free Fringe)
This show promised ‘Fragments of Monotony’; sadly it was not just fragments but an entire thirty minutes of mind-numbing boredom that we had to endure. Aside from making the questionable career decision to make his act as boring as possible, our host Johnny F Monotone also subjected us to the hideous awkwardness of ‘Methylated Pete’, Sebastian Bloomfield’s sock-puppet friend. Slightly more laughs were to be had (not that it would be difficult) in the second half of the show with ‘Sir Dickie Benson’, a lecherous Oscar-winning TV star. After the sheer awkwardness of the first half, Peet Torjussen’s humurous persona was a relief, and therefore got more laughs than he maybe deserved for hitting on two women in the front row who swore never to make the mistake of sitting stage-side again.
WhyNot?, 5-25 Aug, 12.30pm
tw rating 2/5 | [Charlotte Ryan]