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Clara Saves America (Clara Bijl)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

What do you get when you combine French and American humour? The answer isn’t always French fries. Marketing herself as an “internationally unknown French stand-up comedian”, Clara Bijl explores her status as a French woman living in America, and as an American in today’s political climate. The set consists of dark, self-deprecating observational humour, including jokes about being a mother that hates her husband and kids, attending funerals, and leaving aggressive notes on car windscreens. Although the show was generally quite sharp and peppered with some genuinely funny jokes, the overall energy felt a little flat, and I also found Bijl’s repeated insistence on referring to women as “bitch” grating by the end. Sadly, it would appear that America remains unsaved.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]