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ED2012 Comedy Review: John Robertson – The Dark Room (John Robertson / PIAS / It’s The Comedy You Deserve)

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If you don’t like to get involved in your comedy, then this is not for you. However, if you like it to be interactive, you’ll struggle to find better than John Robertson’s show – or perhaps game show – ‘The Dark Room’. The host’s infectious energy does not allow for dull moments, or indeed, quiet ones, with a premise based around the audience participating in a bleak, yet somehow hilarious video game that is not won (at least not at my viewing, give it a try). In someone else’s hands this idea could become tiresome, but Robertson’s own charisma and incredibly loud voice keep proceedings fresh, interesting and hilarious. And loud. Cruel, well thought out, and hilarious.

Alternative Fringe @ The Hive, 4-26 Aug, 5.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [David O’Connor]

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