Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Jack Jerome’s Journey Of Life (Actually Rather Good Ltd)

ED2012 1/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Will Cooper’s creation Jack Jerome, a motivational life coach, arrived on stage stretching and panting, but the energy in the room quickly made a run for it. With zero original jokes, the show felt like the conception of a stoned drama student, sitting in their pants watching Tom Cruise in ‘Magnolia’ for the fortieth time. Dreadful hissy fits when an audience member’s phone started to ring (fair enough) and when a spotlight started flickering (unnecessary) indicated that coping with the unexpected is too much for a character who extols the virtues of positivity. Jerome states “positivity is the same as negativity” so he won’t mind me saying that a hands-free headset and a flip chart do not a guru make.

Just The Tonic @ The Tron, 1-26 Aug (not 14), 2.20pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [L Clarkson]

OR READ MORE ABOUT: | |

  • Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
  • 3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
  • Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
  • Edinburgh Fringe kicks off today (unofficially speaking)
  • Nadia Brooks: Speaking about the words
  • Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala
  •