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Jackson Voorhaar Can’t Play Guitar – Free (Jackson Voorhaar / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

The bastard offspring of Eddie Izzard and Noel Fielding, Jackson Voorhaar is a charismatic and likeable comic. His set flits from music, which suffers from needing the jokes explained to non-metal fans, to well-crafted observational humour, and then back again to music – via Satanism. Although his anecdotes sometimes meander for too long with too little pay-off, he keeps the audience laughing most of the time. Even when jokes fall flat, Voorhaar recovers gracefully and keeps going, often getting a secondary laugh for his troubles. Unfortunately, his take on musical comedy, although a novel idea, is rather forced and disrupts the rhythm of the show. Overall, however, it is a solid performance by an entertaining young comic.

Laughing Horse at The Counting House, 4 – 28 Aug, 2.15pm (3.15pm), free, fpp94.
tw rating 3/5