ED2012 Comedy Review: Jessica Pidsley’s I Can Make You Thin(k) (Jessica Pidsley)
By Emily Pulsford | Published on Sunday 19 August 2012
In this multimedia stand-up show, self-help junkie Jess Pidsley offers her advice on how to love our own bodies. While some of the suggestions are fairly obvious, the comic elements overcome this to produce a show that is never boring, as Pidsley tackles everyday female problems such as unhelpful inner monologues, inconsistent clothes sizing and the relationship with food. The comedian combines personal experience of weight loss and accepting her body, and justifiable mystification at false ideals of female beauty, with a vibrant, lively performing style. Add to that some clever mock-adverts and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable show that has everyone laughing, both at their own foibles and at Pidsley’s well-pitched, truthful tales.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 1.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Emily Pulsford]