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99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk And Anna J (Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 23 August 2019

Any show that depends on enthusiastic audience participation is going to be hampered when the performers fail to create a rapport with the audience. So it proved with this rather weak effort at rap-based comedy about the annoyances of contemporary life. The duo should have kept the songs at the heart of the show, rather than continuing their increasingly desperate efforts to encourage audience participation. The show reached its nadir with an attempt at a modern day soliloquy about smart phones (it was hard to determine whether this was a parody or not) and a highly patronising attempt to converse with an audience member whose first language wasn’t English. There were some moments of promise but things fizzled out fairly quickly.

Laughing Horse @ Sofi’s Southside, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Charlie Ellis]