ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Jo And Brydie Play Doctor (Jo And Brydie)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Jo and Brydie have lost their mojo; in fact, they’ve lost the plot. The Australian comic duo had occasional chemistry, but unfortunately their show was too scripted and lacking in spontaneity to be enjoyable; a shame, since I desperately wanted them to do well. But as they worked through each other’s problems – from bad taste in men, to an inability to do accents – and attempted to cure them, their lifeless performance was simply uninspiring. Although Brydie has potential as a sketch comedian, and when they broke from the routine and ad-libbed there were some genuinely funny moments, these were far and few between. The script was unimaginative and poorly projected, and on this occasion, laughter certainly wasn’t the best medicine.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 17), 3.45pm (4.40pm), £5.50 – £7.50, fpp99.
tw rating 2/5