Thursday 9 August 2012 | By David O’Connor
ED2012 Comedy Review: It’s Not Us, It’s You – Free (Laughing Horse Free Festival)
It’s early days at this year’s festival; shows and performers are still finding their rhythm, and, bearing that in mind, “It’s Not Us, It’s You” shows some sign of promise. Three comedians take the “stage” in the venue known as the Yurt Locker, and Larry, the host, is engaging and funny, enough to make one think that a full hour’s set from him might be preferable to what’s subsequently offered here. As a whole, the comics put on a reasonably entertaining series of skits, though they do feel a bit disjointed, begin to drag, and, at times, regress into rants; a good rant has a venerable place in comedy, of course, but these don’t really generate enough humour. That said, with a bit of polish, this has the potential to be an enjoyable afternoon’s comedy.
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 2-26 Aug, 2.45pm
tw rating 2/5 | [David O’Connor]