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ED2012 Comedy Review: Stand-Up At The Jekyll & Hyde – Free (Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

Any show compèred by a woman in a giant false moustache is instantly on dodgy ground; ground which in this case rapidly gave way to a gaping void where the comedy should have been. The first of the five-strong bill – known as ‘Woodward’ – offered a paltry collection of poor one-liners; the second, James Hately, decided to run with a single, largely incomprehensible routine based on his first name. The relative saviour was Lu Lo, whose observations on Travelodges and marriage were at least vaguely witty. But neither she, nor the two other mediocre acts, were enough to save a show the Fringe guide describes as “fresh and exciting”. On the evidence I saw, nothing could be further from the truth.

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 2-26 Aug (not 16), 3.15pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Sarah Richardson]


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