When Jen Brister reveals her age, there is an audible gasp from a female audience member. No way, I think. This fresh-faced, lithe-limbed young woman is how old? Regardless of her definite ‘adult’ status, Jen insists that she’s still a big kid, and her show is a frank and funny exploration of (and perhaps an antidote to) why she just can’t face growing up. Telling stories of life with three brothers and a Spanish mother in the 80s, Brister is bubbly and full of energy. Occasionally some jokes felt a little too drawn out but, although her set didn’t have the audience continually rolling in the aisles, there were more than a few big laughs to be had.
Just The Tonic at The Caves, 16-26 Aug, 7.35pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rebecca Low]