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Free Jewish Comedy (Ivor Dembina / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

The essence of the Jewish experience is tinged with sadness; this was the message of Ivor Dembina’s kosher comedy, which built up to his jokes through a poignant analysis of the Jewish condition. Whether discussing going to a bar in the bible belt or talking about Auschwitz, the audience was privy to a slightly topsy-turvy comedy set which could perhaps have benefited from being either more serious or more comedic. His timing was impeccable, and the jokes themselves sharply funny, as he referred to Australian Jews as the “Didgerijews” . He’s charismatic and irresistibly watchable, and the various ingredients made for a good show, but not necessarily one for those expecting non-stop belly laughs.

Laughing Horse at The Counting House, 4 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 6.15pm (7.15pm), free, fpp79.
tw rating 3/5