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Jason John Whitehead – Letters From Mindy (Brett Vincent For Get Comedy)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

Jason has been dumped again. With a series of flash cards that convey his depression and disgruntled attitude towards relationships, Whitehead introduces what promises to be a show with a witty, albeit slightly tragic outlook on his failed romances and recovery from yet another breakup. Whitehead places himself on a spectrum between Michael McIntyre and Frankie Boyle, but despite his charisma and moments of dark, quick-witted brilliance, the audience—whom he identifies as not his typical fans—lose interest and respond more enthusiastically to prop gimmicks than then to Whitehead’s intended jokes. Nonetheless, as his winning of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2000 attests, Whitehead is undeniably skilled; on another night, with a more enthusiastic audience, he may well excel.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16), 10.25pm (11.25pm), £9.00 – £12.00, fpp96.
tw rating 3/5