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ED2012 Comedy Review: Gentlemen Bears (Nicholson Cooke And Rowan / PBH’s Free Fringe)

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Gentlemen Bears introduces new talent in the form of the critical Keiron, the disturbed persona of Laurie, and the linguistically confident Nicholas, all of whom offer their own moments of innovative imagination. Each are talented and refreshing in their own right, albeit with a few controversial jokes which possibly take things a step too far; highlights included Laurie’s disturbing disappointment and Nicholas’ irrational obsession with conspiracy theories. Indeed, Nicholas is a magnetic individual who has the ability to pull you in to his vivaciously imaginative yet disturbing world. Although a little shaky in a few places and lacking some confidence, each of these comedians certainly has the potential to fill their own hour-long spots.

The Hudson Hotel, 6-25 Aug, 1.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]

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