Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Making Life Taste Funnier (Graham Oakes and Sean Turner / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

ED2012 2/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Watching one comedian get brutally upstaged by an eleven-year old is embarrassingly amusing, watching two get floored is just embarrassing. Posh Geordie Graham Oakes didn’t see it coming but his partner, proper Geordie Sean Turner, should have, and neither had the chutzpah to slap the young troublemaker down. However, even without the pre-pubescent heckling, this was never going to be a winning show. Flabby anecdotes with weak pay-offs, over-done gimmicks and comics who have to check their notes do not make for a raucous hour. Neither Oakes nor Turner were terrible, but their material was too short on punchlines to keep us laughing. Oakes joked that their heckler got the biggest laugh. Sadly, he was right.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 4-26 Aug, 4.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Bell]

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