Will Franken – The Stuff They Put In Sleep (Laughing Coyote Presents)
By Keara Barnes | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014
Emerging from Will Franken’s show is like waking up from a dream: at first shocking, surreal and unsettling, but ultimately reassuring. It’s inspiring to know that such out of this world, high quality comedy exists – here’s a comedian guaranteed to genuinely impress. The production requires your focused attention so you don’t miss anything, as it’s energetically and speedily performed, with barely a pause between scenes. Discussing a range of ideas ranging from politics to art, Franken is clever, eccentric and hilarious. He comes across as more actor than comedian, immersing himself in the stories and detailed impersonations. ‘The Stuff They Put In Sleep’ is an enjoyably dreamlike show.
Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 [Keara Barnes]