I get the sense that the audience don’t quite know what to make of Phill Jupitus’s comic poems to begin with. There are polite titters for the ‘Beano’ poem, working up to actual chuckles by the time he gives way to guest comedy poet, Owen O’Neil. O’Neil’s slightly more poetical, slightly more political work gets the audience going fully, then it’s back to Jupitus to take it home with half an hour of cracking anecdotes about meeting your musical idols – something it seems flummoxes even Jupitus. The audience eat it up and Jupitus is in his element, working the crowd with practised ease. Funny, quirky and professional, this is a Free Fringe show well worth checking out.
The Jam House, 4-25 Aug (not 13), 4.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]